Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good morning old Phuket: Krabi Road

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Phra Phitak Mansion - Blue Elephant: 96 Krabi Road. Phra Phitak Chinpracha, also known as Tan Ma Siang, built this mansion at 96 Krabi Road during the second World War and completed in 1940. He made his fortune from mining tin. Today Blue Elephant, a Thai chain, runs a restaurant with cooking school here.


Phitak Chinpracha house: 98 Krabi Road. Built by Phitak Chinpracha, also known as Tan Ma Siang, in 1903. The owner, Khun Pracha, started showing his villa to visitors many years ago. Since his death in 2006 his wife still shows visitors around. Guests are welcome from 9 am till 4:30 pm. It is closed on Sundays. Tel: 076-211167 and 076-211281. The house and grounds were used for the movies "The Killing Fields" and "Heaven and Earth". Read more and see pcitures in tourismthailand.blog. See picture by Anneleen.

Picture Xosé Castro


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