Baan Chinpracha is a typical Sino-colonial mansion built in 1903 during the Phuket tin mining boost that established the Chinese tin baron in Phuket Town. Baan Chinpracha is located off Krabi Road near the western end of Old Phuket Town, the historic district that was entirely built during this time of economic growth in Phuket. The owner of Baan Chinpracha is the grandson of one of these tin’s barons; with his wife, they decided to open some parts of the house – two upstairs bedrooms, the kitchen and all of the ground floor area – to visitors interested in having a sneak peek of how a wealthy Phuket family used to live many decades ago. The house is in perfect condition and features most of its original décor and furnishing. People interested in History and architecture should not miss this heritage building when visiting Phuket Town.
Opening Hours: From 09:00-16:30. Private functions are also welcome. It is closed on Sundays. Location: 98 Krabi Road. It’s only a few doors from the Blue Elephant Restaurant.