The Chinese, lords of the sea recognized the little island on the ancient commercial route more than a thousand years ago, until the reputation of tin mine conduction distinctively appeared, the Chinese lucky pursuers were starting their journey here. The relationship between Phuket and China via the overseas Chinese and their relatives on this island has been formed.

See the video of Phraya Ratsadanupradit (Khorsimby), designated as “The lamp of Andaman”, the Chinese race governor who made an important innovation of Phuket.
The Relationship between the Chinese and Phuket
“A cenentary relationship remains and patronization will last forever”
During the reign of King Rama III (1824-1851), Phuket was compared to a little dragon of 200 years ago that had a gradual relationship with China. As Phuket was in the middle of tin trading between Siam and Penang... Read more »

Phraya Ratsadanupradit (Khorsimby Na Ranong)
“Lamp of the Andaman”
Formerly named Simby Sae-Khor, he was the youngest son of Phraya Rattanasetthi (Khorsujiang), the Ranong Governor and Mrs.Kim. His father was a Fujian Chinese while his mother was a Ranong inhabitant. He was born in Ranong on Wednesday, in the 5th lunar month in the year of snake... Read more »