Billed as the biggest Sino-Portuguese mansion within the baroque type, Ban Phra Pitak Chinpracha, or Governor’s Mansion, will likely be listed on Airbnb for whoever is quick sufficient to guide an unique three-day, two-night keep April 15-17. As much as 4 individuals can guide on-line for under US$50 (THB1,700). Reserving opens at 8am on April 5.
Constructed on the finish of King Rama V’s reign by profitable native businessman Phra Pitak Chinpracha, the 119-year-old mansion up to now welcomed many out-of-town dignitaries. It’s nonetheless one in every of a number of neoclassical heritage mansions on the island after it was restored to protect its authentic fixtures, together with patterned tiles and teakwood flooring.
Its first flooring is now house to the Blue Elephant Restaurant. Together with Phuket-style antiques, furnishings and artwork gadgets designed by some up-and-coming designers, Kitt Ta Khon, Masaya, Sumphat Gallery, Thaniya and Mo Jirachaisakul, will likely be in place.