Exploring Phuket

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FEATURE Go for a walk around Phuket. Phuket is well known as a Pearl of Andaman because of its beautiful beach and many tourist places such as Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach and Lam Promathep. Actually there are additional factors such as its culture, architect, historic and much more that is enough to make this city became a paradise. City of Tin. In the past, Phuket was the resource of tin exported to many countries in Ayutthaya. The tin industry was the most prosperous reign of King Rama 3 that was an important role in economic growth the trade along with Chinese and Westerner. After the amount of tin engulfs the world, Tantalum plant was shut down. Still leave the beautiful trace on the architecture, food, religion and culture. All atmospheres keeps continuing and we can feel everywhere we walk on the road. Talang Road – Krabi Road These two roads connected with 1 km length. It used to be an economic center of trade in the past. Building is mostly a colonial building which combined Chinese and Portuguese known as 'Sino - Portuguese'. The outstanding features a ground floor front facade made to curve along the connecting buildings and stucco designs decorated to every part of buildings. We started our trip by finding something to eat by Roti, served with hot milk tea. This is a famous sweet here at Phuket Muslim Restaurant located on Thalang Thepkasattri Intersection. Openen everyday from 6–12 am. Thalang Road has a small street called Soi Rommani. Nowaday, this small street became a colorful building and crowded by many shops and restaurants. Don’t miss to visit the Shrine of Hainan Patterns and enjoy the stunning Chinese architecture. Do not forget to enjoy sipping coffee, reading books at Nang (Sue) 2... ... middle of paper ... ...ne from the Lord Buddha. During the reign of King Rama V, Chalong came under threat from the Ang-Yee Rebellion - a large mob of rioting immigrant Chinese tin-mine workers that had been rampaging across the island. Local people were terrified. They did not know where to turn. Should they stay and fight? Should they run away? They finally went to Luang Pho Chaem, Abbot of Wat Chalong. The highly revered monk told them simply, "I have been here a long time, and I am staying." Hearing this, the people decided to stay and fight off the Ang-Yee. This they succeeded in doing and later, with the help of soldiers rushed from Bangkok, the rebellion was put down. A statue of Luang Pho Chaem, alongside one of Luang Pho Chuang can be seen in the wat's main hall. Many Buddhist Thais go there to stick gold leaf to these images as a part of paying respect to the two famed abbots.

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