Old Phuket Town is located on Thalang, Dibuk, Phang-nga, Yaowarat and Krabi road. The beginning of the tin boom in the 19th century led to construction of many fine mansions and shops that are still well preserved. The architectural style, typical of the region, is described as Sino-Portuguese and has a strongly Mediterranean character. Shops present a very narrow face onto the street but stretch back a long way. Some other old European-style buildings of note are the Phuket Thai Hua Museum, Peranakannitat Museum, etc.