Kamthieng House

A celebration of northern Thai culture

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What we say: 3.5 stars

This charming 120-year-old house was built in Chiang Mai on the Ping River in 1844 but was disassembled, shipped to Bangkok and carefully pieced together again in 1964.

Today it houses a museum aimed at preserving and displaying elements of northern Thai Lanna culture such as folk art, costumes and tools.

The upstairs museum features rooms dedicated to daily life in 19th century northern Thailand: explanations of cooking utensils, belief systems and the woman's role in society are all thorough and interesting. The artefacts are beautifully displayed and the grounds are a tranquil refuge in the midst of all the Asok clamour.

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131 Soi 21 Sukhumvit Road
info@siam-society.org
http://www.siam-society.org/
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00
How to get there: Khamthieng House is a five-minute walk from the Asok BTS station. It is located just outside the MRT station Sukhumvit.
Last updated: 15th February, 2012

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