Shophouse, Takua Pa, Southern Thailand

Shophouse, Takua Pa, Southern Thailand

Shophouse, Takua Pa, Southern Thailand


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Known to foreign travellers mainly as a transport hub, Takua Pa is worthy of being called a destination in its own right, especially for those seeking a dose of traditional southern Thai culture after the tourist oriented atmospheres of nearby Ko Kho Khao, Khao Sok National Park, Khao Lak, and Phuket. While a quick drive through on the main road or pit stop at the busy bus station doesn't make for a very appealing glimpse of Takua Pa, those who put in a little effort are rightly rewarded.

Well known to local tourists but largely off the radar for foreigners, the old Sri Takua Pa district located about 7 km south of the main town features picturesque old architecture that descends from Takua Pa's glory days as a tin mining and port centre that was influenced by Sino-Portuguese as well as Thai.

There's a scenic riverfront area, and a charming old quarter that features some of the best of the old town's architecture and which ... Read our complete Takua Pa travel guide

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