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Kamthieng House Museum (The Siam Society)

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Address: 131 Sukhumvit Soi 21 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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+66 2 661 6470
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This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve...

This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and heritage.

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A small oasis in the middle of the loud center

Not very big, but quite interesting reconstruction of the household of a Thai family. All artifacts well presented - worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only steps away from the Sukhumvit and Asoke intersection which is connected by MRT and BTS. Only 100 Baht donation and well worth it to see a real teak house from the Lanna era.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not very big, but quite interesting reconstruction of the household of a Thai family. All artifacts well presented - worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

3 minutes walk from BTS Asoke station, MRT Sukhumvit station. Ancient Northern Thai style house and museum. Admission Fee 100B (1US=35B) Opens 9am to 5 pm and closed on Mondays. Not a major attraction but feel like you are transported to 19 th century. You can see everything in 20-30 minutes. I especially liked the old kitchen with many tools.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's so strange that this place exists so near one of Bangkok's biggest malls! This old house is an example of an open-plan Lanna-style house. Visitors can wander about the place and imagine how the residents lived a century or so ago. For those who love architecture and history, this is a lovely respite from Bangkok's busy modernity. There's a... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A lovely serene place to visit. A traditional house that you can walk around and lots of details about the way people lived and the equipment that they used. Give the DVD a miss though!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Located just next to Asoke, along Sukumvit Soi 21, in the shadow of Terminal 21 shopping centre, stands this renovated teak house. There are interesting displays here which reflect the rural farming culture of the 19th century. The artefacts displayed here include a rice granary, tools and an original loom used to weave silk. There are also charms and trinkets... More 

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Take your time and live a moment of relax while visiting this antique wooden thai house I enjoyed the amazing feeling of being back in the old time Bangkok.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

It's a nice oasis, about 30 meters from one of the MRT Sukhumvit exits. Definitely worth seeing if you are nearby. It will take about 15 to 45 minutes to see. Entrance was 100 Bhat by donation. My kids (6 and 10) were fascinated by the many references to spirits and evil spirits and enjoyed walking around the premises. Just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I was really interest but there is nobody to ask my doubts... A little diamond between skyscrapers...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

House located in on Sukhumvit soi 21 (Asoke) in the middle of the modern buildings. Only missing some guides.

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Sukhumvit
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
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