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Kamthieng House Museum (The Siam Society)

131 Sukhumvit Soi 21 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
2661-6470
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Ranked #108 of 258 attractions in Bangkok
Type: Museums, History Museums
Description: This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and heritage.
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a small museum basically consisting on one large old house. However, if you are in the neighbourhood it is a great recommendation. The person who designed the museum did a great job by not overwhelming the visitor with too much information. Instead you walk around by yourself. Be sure to listen to the small videoclips. The intro video... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This museum only takes an hour or two to see, but it's time well spent. Easy to get to, detailed signs with great English, and videos that are easy to understand. It's a gem in the middle of the city. The house is an original Thai house from Chiang Mai that's been relocated to Bkk, right next to the BTS... More

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Bangkok
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I enjoy taking people here because it is easy to get to, there isn't any razzamatazz or touting and you can spend an hour or two here before going to do something else close by. In the shadow of one of Bangkok's enormous malls, the museum shows a traditional Thai house and explores traditional pastoral life. There is a sophisticated... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Khamthieng House is abit of old Thailand hidden away on Asoke road .This traditional Northern Thai teakwood house is about 160 years old and is located in the grounds of Thai Siam Society.The Museum admission fee ia 100 baht .On display are equipment and tools used daily by farmers and fishermen in the North.There is also a Black Canyon to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This quiet little museum, housed in a traditional Thai house from the north, in the Lanna people tradition, was a great find. We were 2 of 4 people visiting this oasis in the busy Sukhumvit area, nestled among high rise buildings and commerce. The fee was 100 baht, the space calm and beautiful. A dvd presentation gave plenty of information... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I came here anticipating something more...I cannot put my finger on it. This place is really easy to get to. Either via MRT Sukhumvit (exit 1), it is right in front of you as you exit. Or BTS Asok (exit 3 ?), Siam Society website has very clear instuctions. Entrance fee of 100B, an honor system as there was no-one... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Tucked away a short walk off Sukhumvit Road surrounded by high-rise buildings is this lovely small museum offering an insight into the traditions and rituals of the people of Lanna (13-18th century kingdom, now Northern Thailand). A hidden treasure I doubt many visit; in fact I had the place all to myself, literally. I did the honest thing and left... More

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Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

Visit the best designed and most desirable small museum in Bangkok. Hidden beneath the modern skyscrapers you'll find this pearl. You'll learn a lot about the Thai culture in a one hour visit. More than worth your spare time, and because of the little number if visitors: this secret deserves many more.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

If not mistaken, the admission fee was 100 baht. I was the only visitor at that time. I am not sure how many people visit Kamthieng House in a day. The greeter played a VCD showing me about Siam, the houses, the tools, the rooms and local products, until the meaning of tattoos and the rice.

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