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Nestled in Phang Nga province about thirty kilometers from Khao Lak city, Takuapa is a small town with old Sino-Thai style houses. The well-preserved buildings enameled with some pretty Street Art pieces testify to the architectural and cultural heritage of the region.

In the past, this area of Phang Nga and Phuket attracted many foreign traders, especially the Chinese who set up tin mines there and built their own houses in their own style. Takuapa, although little known today, was at that time, the most important city in all of southern Thailand. It was a cultural melting pot with Chinese, Indian and Arab immigrants settling alongside the Thais residing here. The area's history is still felt today, with examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture houses lining the five main roads: Thanon Sri Takua Pa, Thanon Udom Tara, Thanon Klan Kaew, Thanon Montri 2 and Thanon Na Mueang. Many old buildings have been converted into cafes, or shops with many walls adorned with street art detailing the area's rich history. There are also pastry factories making Taosor Cake, the most famous cake here and Bun Sung Iron Bridge a little outside the city, a little before Taosor JaeYee, the most famous Taosor Cake factory in Takuapa.

Take the opportunity to be in Takuapa to also go on a canoeing tour on Takuapa Little Amazon!

Practical information about Takuapa Old Town

Note that every Sunday evening, the main road of Takuapa city, Sri Takua Pa Road, becomes a pedestrian street to offer a wide choice of local dishes in a charming night market.

How to get to Takuapa Old Town ?

You can get to Takuapa Bus Terminal by local bus and then take a tuk-tuk to go to Takuapa old town. But if you plan to make the round trip in the same day from Khao Lak, find out about the schedules of the return buses first.
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