The only invasion Phuket faces these days is by the millions of tourists visiting in search of a sun-soaked tropical holiday. But some 200 years ago, the island was threatened by a far more brutal form of siege.
In 1785, thousands Burmese invaders hit the island as part of a larger
Entering the Phuket Art Village, a small enclave of artists found hidden away down a narrow road near Nai Harn beach on Phuket, is like stepping into a childhood storybook.
A collection of rustic, hand-built art studios in a kaleidoscope of colours are arranged around a giant banyan tree. Piles of