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Kamthieng House

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.


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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.

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Kamthieng House
131 Soi 21 Sukhumvit Road
Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00
info@siam-society.org
http://www.siam-society.org/

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