Phuket City, on Phuket Island, is the capital of Thailand’s Phuket Province. In the Old Town, Thalang Road is lined with colorful 19th-century shophouses and Sino-Portuguese buildings. Built in 1903 by a wealthy tin merchant, Baan Chinpracha mansion has Italian floor tiles, shuttered windows and antique furniture. Set in a 1930s manor, the Thai Hua Museum has exhibits on Phuket’s culture and history.
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|Languages Spoken||Sinhala, Tamil|
|Currency Used||Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)|
|Ares (km2)||65,610 km2|
|Capital||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
|Time zone||UTC +5:30|