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Romanee Street, Old Town Phuket - Colorful sino-portuguese buildings of Phuket Town were built during the tin mining boom in the late 1800s.  Main one or two storeys tall, the architecture is similar to those found in Penang and Singapore, often called "shophouse architecture". Unique features of these buildings is the open-air entrances, louvred windows and thick walls to keep them cool in the tropics.
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Romanee Street, Old Town Phuket - Colorful sino-portuguese buildings of Phuket Town were built during the tin mining boom in the late 1800s. Main one or two storeys tall, the architecture is similar to those found in Penang and Singapore, often called "shophouse architecture". Unique features of these buildings is the open-air entrances, louvred windows and thick walls to keep them cool in the tropics.