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Thalang Museum, Phuket, Thailand: Dive into a Historical Museum Visit

Thalang National Museum
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Bustling food streets, packed beaches, and romantic restaurants, Phuket is the quintessential beach city. Like every city in Thailand, Phuket offers every traveler something to cherish. What sets it apart is how it embraces heritage and art in its myriad ways. Thalang Museum is one of the hidden gems of the treasured island. Being the national museum, it was built as an ode to the fruitful efforts of two bravehearts, Chan and Mook, in protecting the Thalang town from the Burmese invaders in the 18th century. Let’s dive into some of the highlights of the museum and the things you could do once you are down there. Explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and exotic cuisine with our exclusive Thailand Tour Packages, offering an unforgettable journey through this enchanting Southeast Asian destination.

Best time to visit Thalang Museum

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The Thalang Museum has recently been renovated and has reopened after being closed for a couple of years. You can visit the museum during any day of the year as it is open every day except public holidays. There are cultural exhibitions and activities organized by the museum on Cultural Conservation Day and Thai Museum Day. Visiting the museum on these days might give you a holistic experience on your Thailand trip. The visiting hours are from nine in the morning to four in the afternoon. 

Highlights of the Museum

  • The museum features sculptures and artifacts that reflect everyday life in Phuket
  • There is a large statue of the Hindu God Vishnu which can be traced back to the 1900s
  • The museum has ancient maps and illustrations that stand as a window to the past in that they show how the island regions of Phuket, Phang Nga, and Khaolak were several centuries ago
  • It exhibits displays of art, architecture, and history from other parts of Thailand as well
  • The museum also has real-looking artifacts and vintage pictures from the period of early Chinese immigration
  • It has been awarded the Gold Medal Award on design from the architecture society under the Royal Patronage, it is a wooden house fashioned from the principles of southern Thai architecture.
  • It exhibits a well-preserved collection of ancient pottery, stones, statues and jewelry
  • It also displayed sculptures and antiques that are reminiscent of the rich cultural past of the island city
  • It also has displays about Phuket’s tin mining history

How to reach Thalang museum

The Thalang Museum is located 200m east of the Heroines monument. By the public bus, it takes about an hour from the Phuket airport to reach the museum. You could reach the museum in 20 minutes if you opt for a private taxi service. You could also opt for a shuttle service from the airport which offers you the fastest trip at an affordable cost. Explore Phuket's beauty with our curated Phuket tour packages for an unforgettable island getaway.

Things to know before Visiting Thalang museum

  • The exhibition rooms might be a little warm, so it is advisable to wear light clothes while you visit the museum
  • The objects on display carry a rich cultural and historical significance, so you would be able to better appreciate what the museum has to offer if you read up about Phuket’s national history before hand.
  • The entry fee at Thalang museum is 20 Baht for Thais and 100 Bahts for foreigners.

If you are looking for a trip to Thailand that involves both the adventure part and its rich cultural history, the Thalang Museum should be part of your bucket list! Choose Pickyourtrail as your personalized travel guide to Thailand to experience the magic of the land of the free, just the way you want! Starting from your flight trips to your accommodations and the places you visit on your trip, we help you design an itinerary that fits your unique requirements. Get your custom-made trip to Thailand ready as soon as you desire!

Frequently Asked Questions on Thalang National Museum

Yes. Thailand museum is the perfect destination for a family trip if you are interested in learning about history. The museum offers educational tours for both adults and children

The entry fee at Thalang museum is 20 Baht for Thais and 100 Bahts for foreigners 

Yes. The top three are,

  1. Beach restaurant at the Surin Punkhet (for seafood)
  2. 88 tasty (fast-foodfood and Asian food)
  3. Sumangalee Ringside restaurant (for European food)

Thalang district offers many other attractions such as a full-day elephant sanctuary tour with lunch and dinner, kayaking tours and snorkeling trips with lunch by speedboat

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