Thalang National Museum - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken outside the Thalang National Museum in Phuket. The picture shoes the approach to the museum and some of the museum buildings.
Thalang National Museum - FURTHER INFORMATION
Thalang National Museum - Phuket visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Thalang National Museum' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Thailand.
Thalang National Museum is the main museum on Phuket. It deals mostly with the history of the island. Of special interest is the 18th century Battle of Thalang, in which two women defended Phuket from the Burmese. These women are remembered in the Two Heroines Statue at a nearby road junction.
The Thalang National Museum also has exhibits about tin mining in Phuket, the indigenous Sea Gypsy culture and the impact of Chinese influence and heritage on the island. It is a good place to begin to understand traditional, daily life which still influences many things in Phuket today.
The discovery recently of a large Hindu god statue, dating from the 9th century, shows that Phuket has also been influenced by India in the past. The statue, discovered in forest in Phang Nga, now stands in the main hall of the National Museum.
Thalang National Museum
Pa Khlok Road
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: The Thalang National Museum is close to the junction of the 4025 and 402 roads, 200 meters from the intersection of the Monument of the Heroine Sisters. It is about 25km from Patong and about 15km north of Phuket Town.