In Netflix’s Money Heist, Phuket was chosen as one of the shooting locations. This province is in the south of Thailand. It offers diverse urbanity as well as interesting and charming culture in terms of both the architecture of the buildings and the lifestyles of the local people.
If you want to get to know the charm of Phuket, dive into the richness and diversity of the culture of the community, from past to present. A visit to each of these three museums is highly recommended.
Phuket’s first complete tourist attraction and knowledge park, Peranakan is an outstanding museum. Distinguished by the Sino-Portuguese-style architecture, which is unique to Phuket, the museum’s interior is divided into rooms such as the goldsmiths and peony rooms, and traditional rooms. Taken back to Phuket’s fascinating past through the presentation of modern technology, visitors have the chance to experience the art and culture, lifestyles, beliefs, and local traditions of different eras of Phuket. Immerse yourself in Phuket’s way of life over the centuries.
The museum was originally the first Chinese language school in Phuket. Later, the Hokkien Chinese descendants worked together to build the museum to embody Phuket’s history from the past to the present. It is intended to be a local cultural attraction, a learning resource for those interested, and a memorial to commemorate the virtues of the local inhabitants’ ancestors and provide a sense of pride for Phuket residents to this day. Built in 1934, the museum building is in the distinctive Sino-Portuguese architectural style and has been preserved in perfect condition. The building houses 13 sections of the exhibition that tell the story of the Chinese who migrated to Phuket Island, made a living there, and created their own traditions, lifestyles, and wisdom, all of which are presented through modern and fun multimedia suitable for audiences of all ages.
Phuket’s first Sino-Portuguese-style historic house, Chinpracha is more than 100 years old. Built at the end of the reign of King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V) by Prapitak Chinpracha, who was the ancestor of the Tantawanich family, who continue to preserve both the building and its decorations. Styled as Phuket’s living museum, the house’s traditional atmosphere remains the same today as it was in its past. Phuket’s history is exhibited through over 100 years of furniture such as antique beds, authentic pearl-inlaid wooden furniture imported from China, and beautiful and rare photographs and paintings. This museum will certainly amaze you.
Peranakan Phuket Museum: Open daily from 09.00 am-6.00 pm. For more information, please call 0 7631 3556 or visit the website.
Phuket Thai Hua Museum: Open daily from 09.00 am-5.00 pm. Please call 0 7621 1224 or Facebook Phuket Thai Hua for more information.
Chinpracha House: Open daily from 08.00 am-4.00 pm. For more information, please call 0 7621 1281.