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Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

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Address: 352 - 354 Sri Ayudhya Rd | Rajathevi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Phone Number: 662 245 4934
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Description: Once the residence of Princess Chumbhot of Nagor Svarga, one of Thailand’s...
Once the residence of Princess Chumbhot of Nagor Svarga, one of Thailand’s leading art collectors, this lovely complex contains five traditional Thai houses, each featuring a collection of historic items and works of art.
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I went to this palace with my sister after 3 pm.The palace inherits a museum with Mixed collections. The staff is very friendly and wirhout asking or paying money tells you about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went to this palace with my sister after 3 pm.The palace inherits a museum with Mixed collections. The staff is very friendly and wirhout asking or paying money tells you about the history. We went before to The Jim Thompson House which was totally browser and you couldn't walk alone. We definitely prefer the palace to Jim Thompson house.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Suan Pakkad Palace is just a few minutes walk from Phaya Thai BTS and costs 100 baht entrance fee. Inside is a museum mainly in the form of many Thai style houses set in a small but pretty garden with a small lake (and big fish!). The air-conditioned part of the museum mainly covers the historical Ban Chiang site,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My friend recommended this place to study more about Thai architecture, but I was more amazed by the collection the museum has. I was quite surprised because not many people visit here. Maybe it's just me but I love museums with some cultural history. You can learn about ancient village Ban Chiang here, it is very interesting. You can also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a place to visit should you have time on your hands, and have already visited most other sites in Bangkok. The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a good visit. One accompanied us through the museum, was extremely enthusiastic, and explained the artifacts in each building along with how the facility got built and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Easily approached from the BTS Skytrain station at "Phaya Thai". Take "Exit 4", then walk West along Sri Ayudhya Road for less than one hundred meters and the gates are on your right. Open seven days a week from 9am until 4pm. The entrance fee is a modest 100 Baht. This is a charming museum, mostly a series of old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place was charming and had a newer exhibition area at the beginning with different styles of Thai pottery. The docents are on hand to be sure you take your shoes off where required and follow a specific direction for the visit. Whatever you do, don't push the button in the room with the mechanical Thai warriors before checking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I was surprised to find 90 other reviews of Suan Pakkad on TripAdvisor after returning home—I imagined that my husband and I had “discovered” this amazing, marvelous, insightful hidden treasure! Silly me. Although those other travelers pretty well covered all you need to know, visit www.suanpakkad.com for complete descriptions of the eight authentic Thai houses and collections. Then…GO!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was once a palace of a King Rama V's prince. The place is nice and quiet and not far from shopping area. I wish I could have more time to sit and relax here, but I ran out of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Easy to get there: 200 meters from BTS station Phaya Thai - just follow the orchid covered trees of Sri Ayudhaya Road, after 100 meters you'll see the houses. Opening hours: daily 9 am - 4 pm - entrance fee: 100 baht (trust me, that's great value) A great ensemble of traditional Thai houses - connected with wooden sky bridges... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

While I don't recall the exhibits inside the pavilions that make up the complex to be all that memorable (Cham or some other long forgotten people's relics or something...), the complex itself is a green oasis and a nice collection of traditional Thai pavilions (like the more famous Jim Thompson house) that gives you a sense of what Bangkok must... More 

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