Photo: Bright lights, big city.

Bangkok is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Bangkok as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Bangkok’s different areas.


Kamthieng House

3.5 1

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.


Photo of Kamthieng House

Today it houses a museum aimed at preserving and displaying elements of northern Thai Lanna culture such as folk art, costumes and tools. The century-old dark wood is quite a contrast to the neighbouring office buildings and malls in this very modern part of Bangkok.

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, interesting and presented in excellent English. The artefacts are beautifully displayed and the grounds are a tranquil refuge in the midst of the Asok clamour.

Next door is the Siam Society, focusing on studying the history and culture of Siam/Thailand. There's also an atmospheric coffee shop out front.


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.

What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Bangkok.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda or Booking
 Check out our listings of other things to do in and around Bangkok.
 Read up on how to get to Bangkok, or book your transport online with 12Go Asia.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Bangkok? Please read this.

Best Thailand tours

 Browse tours in Thailand on Tourradar.com


Kamthieng House

131 Soi 21 Sukhumvit Road
Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00
T: (02) 661 6470-7 
info@siam-society.org
http://www.siam-society.org/

Location map for Kamthieng House

Like what you see? Then you’ll love our newsletter

The Travelfish newsletter is sent out every Monday and is jammed full of free advice for travel in Southeast Asia. You can see past issues here.


See below for more sights and activities in Bangkok that are listed on Travelfish.org.