Vongburi House

Well worth a look

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What we say: 3.5 stars

This large two-storey teak mansion was built in 1897 for a family that held a large teak concession in the area. The house has remained in the family ever since.

The beautiful house is a living museum, full of fascinating relics of the past, with some items labelled in English and Thai. Of particular interest are documents related to the purchase of slaves and photos of the matriach. It is a shame there are not more comprehensive English labels, but there is enough to get the general gist of things.

We also liked the kitchen area, which is more modern than the rest of the house and has a real 1970s Thunderbirds feel to it.

There is also a small silver workshop on site where you can watch bowls and other ornaments being made. A shop inside the house sells a range of silverware and other knick-knacks.

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50 Khamlue Rd
Opening Hours: Daily 08:30-17:00
Last updated: 1st February, 2012

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