Saturday, May 29, 2010

Good morning old Phuket: Soi Rommanee

See the location of Soi Rommanee on Phuket Town Google Map


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Soi Rommanee: Rommanee means happiness in Thai. And this used to mean a street brothel, as phuket.index.com notes. Today the houses in colonial and Chine-Portuguese style are beautifully colored and you find here coffee shops, bars, guesthouses, souvenir shops and art galleries. For example: Art and Culture Asia office, Tam Eng Bozique, Glasnost Café Bar and a Tea House. Kerri Hall adds in fahthaimagazine.com: "Interestingly, the entire right side of Soi Rommanee has been renovated while the left side of the lane remains lined with original Chinese shophouses."

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Soi Rommanee, seen from Dibouk Road.


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Phuket Home & Gallery: From 500 Bath. Four rooms and suites.


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Upstairs, Soi Rommanee 22


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Downstairs, Soi Rommanee 22


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Soi Rommanee 21


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Glasnost, Soi Rommanee 14

Next door at Soi Rommanee 12 you find "The House of the Beautiful images", a coffee shop with coffee from the hill tribes in Northern Thailand and a photo exhibition. The Phuket Phptography Club is meeting here. Read more in Phuket-post.com


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Upstairs, Soi Rommanee 16


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Serendipity Designs, downstairs Soi Rommanee 16.


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Art & Culture (right). Read more about artandcultureasia.com


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See also video by Andaman News about Soi Rommanee


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