Thai AirAsia operates direct flights from Udon Thani to Phuket. The alternative to flying it to take a train or a bus from Udon Thani to Bangkok and a bus from Bangkok to Phuket.
Flight schedule: Udon Thani to Phuket
Click on the ‘Udonthani – Phuket’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Udon Thani - Phuket ฿ 2,215 1h 55m|
Udon Thani Airport
Flights to Phuket depart from Udon Thani International Airport, Mueang Udon Thani District, Udon Thani 41000.
Flights from Udon Thani arrive at Phuket International Airport, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110.
Chinprach House in Phuket
The Chinpracha House is a private dwelling built in 1903 in Phuket Town. The house was built for Mr Prapitak Chinpracha who was the son of Chinese immigrant to the island. A lot of Chinese people immigrated to Phuket in the mid 19th Century to work in it’s flourishing tin mining industry. At the start of the 20th Century Phuket Town was financial and cultural capital of the island where wealthy people on the island lived, and there are a number of similarly grand houses from the same period built nearby predominantly by the descendants of immigrants from China. The architectural style of the Chinpracha House, and other nearby mansions, is typically described as ‘Sino-Portuguese’ because of the mix of European and Asian architectural styles. The Chinpracha House was built before air-conditioning was invented and the house is designed to keep naturally cool with shutters over the windows and a large open skylight with a pond underneath in the centre of the house.
The lower floor of the Chinpracha House is open to visitors Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 16:30 with an entrance fee of 200 THB. The lower level contains lots of period furniture and old objects. The walls are also covered with family photographs showing the house in use a century ago and scenes from the life of the Chinpracha family who were at one time very wealthy and important people on the island. A visit to the Chinpracha House will only take around 30 minutes but its well worth going to gain an interesting insight into the rich history of this part of Thailand.
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