Ban Phraya Wichit Songkhram  
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 Description:   Phraya Wichit Songkram (That Rattanadilok Na Phuket) initiated the tin mining business at Ban Thung Kha which, resulting success, developed itself into a prosperous Phuket City. Originally, the city was a sub – polity under the command of Thalang. He was thus a note table historical figure of phuket.
Approximately in 1876, Chinese miner, Ang Yi member, caused in Phuket socials chaos so violent that Phraya Wichit Songkram decided to relocate his house to Ban Tha Ruea. The house was built as a fortresses and fortified with wall for security purpose, especially in response to the violent incident.
After Phraya Wichit Songkram (That) passed a way, his son Lamduan Rattanadilok Na Phuket, inherited his governor status and the authority over mining business which was then becoming difficult; it direly owed the government. When he Phraya Wichit Songkram (Lamduan), died in 1890, the government confiscated all of his properties including this house, which was then left uncared and dilapidated.
Two historical documents mentioned this place, the “Letter of Governmental Surveys in Malay Peninsula. 1902” of Prince Naritsara Nuwattiwong and the “Letters on Southern Trip, 1909” of King Rama VI. Having detailed the condition of this house, both documents are essential in studying its history.
The house of Phraya Wichit Songkram is located at Ban Tha Ruea, Si Sunthon, Thalang, Phuket. The Fine Arts Department registered it as National Ancient Monument in the Royal Gazette, August 23, 1985; its area is 37272 square meters (9.318 acres).
 Province   Phuket  Direction:      
 District   Thalang    
 City   Si Sunthon  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Historic      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM/PM          
 Opening time   N/A          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   7.97765, 98.36906    
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