We had an afternoon to spend in Phuket Town (Thailand), before travelling by ferry to Koh Lanta the following day. For something a bit different we decided to visit the Phuket Trickeye Museum! The entry fee was 500 baht (£10) each and the museum appeals to families and people of all ages. The museum is air conditioned and you are required to remove your shoes upon entry.
So we had an hour or so of fun, taking trick pictures of each other! These are some of the results…
Onto the cultural side of Phuket…
Most cities have their share of foreign influences and Phuket is no exception. 35% of the population of the island of Phuket are Chinese who after fleeing the country due to severe economic and political problems worked the tin mines and set up many merchant trading businesses. We visited Jui Tui shrine (below) which as described by Phuket.com as an important place for local people to celebrate birthdays, weddings and births as well a share hard times.
This is the first visit to Thailand for both of us and while in Phuket we had our first opportunity to experience authentic Thai food (Thai being a favourite cuisine of ours). We went to the small local restaurant below… we’re not sure of the English version of the name but it was in a lock-up along one of the Old Town streets and had a delicious Pad Thai meal for 80 baht (around £1.60).