Here is a great post on Phuket, Thailand written by a fellow blogger. The article is very educational with a lot of historic facts. It also includes a bunch a great photos.
Phuket Old Town was built on riches reaped from it’s 19th century tin boom. In this historical part of southern Thailand’s provincial capital, there are shrines, temples (Buddhist and Chinese), ornate and beautifully preserved shophouses, quaint cafes, small printing shops, private and public museums and a former red light district.
Read the entire article HERE