Views from Rang Hill (Phuket Town)
NOTE - this is an older blog post - I have now written a couple of new updates about Rang Hill - see Rang Hill (Khao Rang) 2013 and New Viewpoint at Rang Hill (2014).
(above) Romance on Rang Hill. Couples sit and enjoy the views in the evening.
The statue above shows Ratsada Korsimbi Na Ranong, who was governor of Phuket around the turn of the 20th century. He came from a political family (his dad was governor of Ranong), and did a lot to put Phuket on the map, especially modernising the tin mining industry, overseeing the building of Bang Yai canal through Phuket Town, and he is also credited with bringing the rubber industry into Phuket from Malaysia.
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