Baan Chinpracha Phuket is considered as one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Sino Portuguese mansions in Phuket Old Town. The magnificent white mansion dates back to more than a century and offers visitors a glimpse of the past. Indeed, Baan Chinpracha Phuket stands as a glorious heritage of Phuket’s tin mining history. The attraction is unique in the fact that while the ground floor is open as a public museum, owners of the house still live upstairs.
A VISIT OF BAAN CHINPRACHA PHUKET: A PEEK INTO A FAMILY’S PAST AND HISTORY.
Baan Chinpracha Phuket was built in 1903 by Prapitak Chinpracha, the son of a Chinese family who migrated to Phuket in 1854. It was part of the majestic mansions which were built at the end of the 19th century after Chinese immigrants built their fortunes in tin mining industry. Baan Chinpracha Phuket was passed down to generations and today, Khun Daeng, one of the direct descendants still lives on the second floor with her husband.
Strolling through the different rooms, family pictures lining up the walls offer the interesting stories of different family members. Each room is filled with diverse artifacts including traditional clothing, elegant furniture and ceramics. Chinese touches and culture are present all around the house, including a shrine dedicated to ancestors. Nonetheless, the highlight of Baan Chinpracha Phuket is without a doubt the inner courtyard opening to the sky. The inner pond provides light as well as ventilation drawing a comfortable breeze into the mansion during the hottest days. In the past, it was also used to collect rainwater.
Baan Chinpracha Phuket was the filming location of a few movies such as “Young Indiana Jones” and “Heaven and Earth”. Today, young engaged couples dressed in traditional clothes often come to the house to take some traditional wedding photos.
Baan Chinpracha Phuket is located 40 minutes away from Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa. For more information, please contact the tour desk at our Novotel Phuket resort.
98 Krabi Road, Phuket Town
Open daily from 9:00 to 16:30, closed on Sunday
Address: บ้านชินประชา 98 Krabi, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand