|serves mainly as a dormitory and shopping centre. For the culmination of your historical tour , there in the lobby of the Thavorn Hotel is one of the most quirky and charming collection of turn-of-the-century up to 1960s memorabilia that you’re likely to find anywhere. Here you’ll find sewing machines, keyboard, pianos, safes and just about anything that had anything to do with Phuket is tin boom and subsequent growth during the last century. There’s also a superb collection of Thavorn family and WWI I photos (a theme poorly represented elsewhere). As luck would have it, there’s also a bar enroute. This is a hugely recommended venue before heading back out into the night to sample the many coffee shop and excellent restaurants that line the roads where you’d just taken in the sights.