TAKUAPA OLD TOWN DISCOVERY
“BIKE EASILY TO SEE SIMPLE LIFE”
DURATION: 08.00 – 11.00AM:
Discover the old town area of Takuapa District. The town was once a very famous international port town and glorious back centuries ago. On this tour, we will cycle for 30 kilometers and pass the rubber plantation until we reach Takuapa old town. The town is famous for its Sino – Portuguese buildings and it used to be very prosperous many decades ago. In former times, a large number of Chinese came to work in tin mines and settled here. However, the buildings are mostly dilapidated at present.
While cycling outside of the village, we will encounter the iron steel bridge, Khok Kanoon. Formerly used by tin mining staff to get to work. Khok Kanoon Bridge crosses the Yan Yao River. The bridge is located on private property but it is open to the public. If you leave Takuapa old Town, cross the bridge, you can reach the Takuapa bus station. Nowadays the bridge is a very popular viewpoint among tourists and even locals.