from mansions to mangrove forests

Sumary of From mansions to mangrove forests:

  • It was built in 1903 by Phra Phitak Chinpracha, son of a wealthy Chinese businessman Luang Bamrung Chin Prathet.
  • Besides being successful in the tin mining business, Phra Phitak Chinpracha was also a civil servant, a member of the Wild Tiger Corps — paramilitary troopers — established by King Rama VI, and an advisor to the Phuket governor.
  • The idea to open the house as a learning centre struck in 1985 when Phuket governor Manit Wanyapetch wanted to organise a celebration on March 13 to celebrate war heroines Thao Thep Krasattriand and Thao Si Sunthon.

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