By public bus it takes 8 hours 00 minutes to travel from Chumphon to Phuket.
Bus Timetable from Chumphon to Phuket
- Click on the ‘Chumphon – Phuket’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Chumphon - Phuket ฿ 700 9h 15m|
Bus in Chumphon
Bus services to Phuket depart from Chumphon Fame Tour, 188/20-21 Saladang Road, Tatapao, Chumphon, Chumpon 86000.
Arrival in Phuket
Bus services from Chumphon terminate at the Phuket Bus Terminal 1.
Chinpracha House in Phuket Town
Located 1.5 km from Phuket Bus Terminal 1, the Chinpracha House is a well preserved example of a mansion house built by wealthy Chinese immigrants to Phuket in a bygone era. The Chinpracha House was completed in 1903 as the private dwelling of the Chinpracha Family.
The head of the family was Mr Prapitak Chinpracha, the Phuket born son of immigrants from China who had become very wealthy from the flourishing tin-mining industry on Phuket. The house is built in what is known as the ‘Sino-Portuguese’ style which combines European architecture with Chinese influences. The house is full of lots of period furniture as well as some great old photographs showing the house in use 100 years and scenes from the life of the Chinpracha family.
The lower level of the Chinpracha House is now open to visitors as private museum and entry cost 150 THB per person. Some family members still live upstairs.
The Chinpracha family’s fortunes declined after 1985 when tin mining stopped on Phuket, and sadly the family sold off part of the land upon which the Chinpracha House is located to developers who built shops on it obscuring the view of the front of the house. Mr Prapitak Chinpracha also built the house next door which is currently used as the Blue Elephant Restaurant. This mansion came after the Chinpracha House and is even more impressive indicating that the family had grown even richer by that time.