Baan Sao Nak

Fascinating

Photo of Baan Sao Nak, , Lampang

What we say: 4 stars

An impressive teak house set a short walk north of the river that bisects Lampang, Baan Sao Nak is over 100 years old (it was constructed during the reign of King Rama V) and demonstrates both northern Thai (Lanna) and Burmese influence in its design.

Baan Sao Nak means "house of many pillars" which seems like a fair label for the place given the roof is supported by some 116 teak columns -- a throwback to Lampang's rich teak harvesting past.

This is easily one of the primary attractions of downtown Lampang (not that that is really saying all that much) both to look at from outside, but also to browse the interiors, antiques and furniture. Look out for the lacquerware and ceramics in particular, while outside there is a rice barn and a cute buggy along with a collection of other displays around the lawn grounds.

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6 Ratwattana Rd
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00-17:00
How to get there: To get to Baan Sao Nak, cross over the river and follow the signs. It's about a 15-minute-walk from downtown.
Last updated: 14th June, 2014

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

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