Thalang National Museum
The best place to learn more about Phuket's past and present is the Thalang National Museum, which chronicle's the island's daily life as well as its long history. There are exhibits on tin mining, military history, the Sea Gypsy culture and artefacts of the ancient Sukothai kingdom, dating back to the 9th century. One of the most interesting exhibits is the Monument of the Two Heroines, sisters Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthorn, who helped to repel the Burmese invasion in the 18th century.
Address: Pa Khlok Rd, north of Phuket City