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Kamthieng House Museum (The Siam Society)

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Address: 131 Sukhumvit Soi 21 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: 2661-6470
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Description: This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve...
This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and heritage.
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Quite relaxing and interesting

The place opens Tuesday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm. It's behind a cafe called Black Canyon Coffee. The map location given on this app is a bit wrong. It's best to type in Kamthieng... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just 200 meters from busy Asoke intersection, this reconstructed Lanna house gives a good overview about Lanna lifestyle. The rooms despict different traditional scenes from rural daily life in Northern Thailand.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place opens Tuesday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm. It's behind a cafe called Black Canyon Coffee. The map location given on this app is a bit wrong. It's best to type in Kamthieng House on Google maps and use that location. It's in walking distance from Asok station on the main road perpendicular to the train line. It's a relaxing... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

An amazing tunnel to the past in the busy concrete jungle. A rare look at a Lanna traditional house with exhibits and explanation of Lanna items and traditions and tales. Costs B100 per adult and one is taken to the past. Wish that the TV screens are larger. Worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were warmly welcomed and paid just 100baht each. We were the first visitors of the day so everything was turned on for us including a fan as we watched an interesting DVD at the start. There are clear signs in English explaining the exhibits. Lots of history made easy to understand. We found the building easily just past the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the "Siam Society's" Kamthieng House is a great way to escape the city noise for a while in this charming garden setting. Going by some instructions I have seen, it is not easy to find and rather misguiding to simply say that it is behind the "Terminal 21" shopping Mall. Much easier is to simply exit the BTS skytrain... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This small, informal place is set in lush gardens and can be toured without alot of fanfare and at your own pace. If you don't visit the Lanna architectural museum in Chiang Mai, this place has a little film featuring a cartoon gecko that shows a little about Lanna house construction. The museum teaches a bit about rural Thai life.... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

The house is actually a museum now and shows how life would have been in Lanna times several hundred years ago. The house is made mainly of teak wood and a fine example of Lanna architecture from way back when. A must visit to appreciate time back then. It's only small so can easily be walked around in under an... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Pahang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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