Historical Photographs of Phuket

The new Post Office built in 1923. We can see that the Klong Bang Yai River still flowed wide and deep in front of it even at that time.
The new Post Office built in 1923. We can see that the Klong Bang Yai River still flowed wide and deep in front of it even at that time.
The Phuket supply ship Thong Ho was sunk by a British submarine off Phuket in 1944.
The Phuket supply ship Thong Ho was sunk by a British submarine off Phuket in 1944.
Phuket’s airport in the early 1950s.
Phuket’s airport in the early 1950s.
A tiger shot in 1965
A tiger shot in 1965
A local coastal trading junk: many Chinese immigrants arrived in Phuket on such ships.
A local coastal trading junk: many Chinese immigrants arrived in Phuket on such ships.
Thalang Road in 1903 at the height of Phuket Town’s early construction boom.
Thalang Road in 1903 at the height of Phuket Town’s early construction boom.
A dredger on the klong that empties into Bang Tao Bay between the Sunwing Hotel and Bliss Beach club site. Such dredgers worked in Bang Tao Bay until the late 1980s.
A dredger on the klong that empties into Bang Tao Bay between the Sunwing Hotel and Bliss Beach club site. Such dredgers worked in Bang Tao Bay until the late 1980s.
One of the island’s new cars at the coast beside Chalong pier near to where Kam Eng seafood restaurant sits today.
One of the island’s new cars at the coast beside Chalong pier near to where Kam Eng seafood restaurant sits today.