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Address: 98 Krabi Rd | Talad Nuea, Phuket, Thailand
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an afternoon reminiscing

Ban Chinpracha or the Chinpracha House is located in the City of Phuket. Its an old Peranakan house kept and maintained for show. Per pax is 150B. if you want to understand... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Ban Chinpracha or the Chinpracha House is located in the City of Phuket. Its an old Peranakan house kept and maintained for show. Per pax is 150B. if you want to understand or know more about Babas and Nonyas, this place will be quite interesting, although there are nicer ones in Penang and Singapore. But for an afternoon after lunch,... More 

Thank Kimck8
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299 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Before we went to see the much talked about grand old Sino-Portuguese mansion that is Chinpracha House which was owned by the richest man in Phuket about 100 years ago, the reviews and articles treated it as glowing and highly rated and a must-see attraction. When we finally visited it physically, we were sort of let down. The house is... More 

Thank Ngan H
Darwin, Australia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Although it was a very hot day, we joined this complimentary tour by Buffalo Tours in our tour package. It was a half day walking tour along Old Phuket Town. Phuket, to many travellers means beaches, nightclubs, bars, massages and luxurious resorts. The other side of Phuket is its richness in history, culture, local life, local restaurants and the smiling... More 

Thank Edna R
Romford, UK
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I loved this little place. Yes: not much information and no tour guide (although a couple of tours visited whist I bimbled, quite happily, around the place). But the real pleasure is in just strolling around, looking at the exquisite furniture and the family pictures on the walls. And for information about the house, look on t'internet. Not far out... More 

Thank NikkiMansfield
South East England
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97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We paid 150 Baht for a 15 minute wander round the ground floor (nothing else is open). The person who greeted us spoke no English and we weren't provided with any information, so it was a disappointing visit as we learnt nothing about the house, owner or the family still living there. Compared with other sights, I felt that the... More 

Thank small-skiing-mole
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I brought my parents to Phuket for 7 days and needed to arrange some activities for them. Therefore, I searched online for suitable activities for them and found this house on Internet. So I drove them there. It is a very small house and located at a place which it is easy to miss. There is a very narrow pathway... More 

Thank Jo Y
Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This is well worth a visit to see the Sino-Portuguese architecture. The house made me think that a Thai version of Miss Haversham might pop out-it was gloriously eclectic and stuffed to the rafters with nick nacks! Beautiful in a very strange sort of way

Thank Calamity999
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

This old 'bridal house' gives a good glimpse into the past of Phuket. People still inhabit it, so you can only visit the ground floor. It is cheap (150 thai baht per person) and brief. You can see the whole thing in about 15 minutes. We love seeing historic homes, so it felt like it was well worth the visit... More 

Thank Peter P
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233 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Enjoyed walking round this lovely house which had a tranquil atmosphere. The Young Indiana Jones and The Killing Fields were filmed here. Lots of photo opportunities here and every room was different. Sadly a lot of land around the house has been sold and building work was evident close by. The indoor pond is an interesting concept. Only the downstairs... More 

1 Thank tazzat7
Chumphon Province, Thailand
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134 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Located next to the famous Blue Elephant Restaurant is an elegant Sino Portugese residence called Chinpracha House.It was built in 1903 by Tan Ma Siang, the son of an immigrant from the Hokkien region of China who had moved to Phuket in the mid 19th century for tin mining It can't be seen from the road because a row of... More 

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