The first Sino-portuguese mansion in Phuket town, Baan Chinpracha in Phuket Town was built in circa 1903 during the era of King Rama V. The mansion was the former residence of Phra Phithak Chinnapracha (Tan Ma Sieng), son of a local tycoon Luang Bamrung Chinnaprathet (Tan Neow Yee), who were originally from Fujian province in China.
This kind of mansion is called Ang Mor Lao by the locals, which means “Western-style building” in Hokkien Chinese. Part of the mansion is now renovated as The Blue Elephant Phuket, the world’s famous Thai restaurant and cooking school.
How to get there
- Baan Chinpracha, at 98 Krabi Road in Phuket, is a fine example of a Sino-Colonial mansion and is just a few doors away from the famous Blue Elephant Restaurant. Visitors not only will have a sneak peek of how a wealthy Phuket family used to live many decades ago but they can meet its owner too.
- 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
- Tel: +66 (0)76 211 167 and +66 (0)76 211 281
Map of Baan Chinpracha in Phuket Town
Contact Details :
- 09.00 – 16.00
- Address : Baan Chinpracha in Phuket Town,98 Krabi Road, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket.
- Tel. 0 7621 1281, 0 7621 1167
- Visit Website : www.blueelephant.com/phuket