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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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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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Very interesting and pleasant visit

A lovely large old teak building, with really interesting displays on village life and culture. Each display has a English translation. The introductory video was also very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
East Sussex
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East Sussex
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely large old teak building, with really interesting displays on village life and culture. Each display has a English translation. The introductory video was also very interesting. This was a fascinating visit into past times, located 5 minutes walk from the hubbub of Asoke/Sukhumvit. Would thoroughly recommend a visit if you have an hour or so to spare.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Actually, this is not quite a review on the museum itself. But if you’re passing by the busy Sukhumvit 21 and thinking of a cool drink, you’ll find it relaxing. Kamthieng House is a folk museum owned by The Siam Society. The house is an authentic northern style Thai house, dismantled and brought down from original site in the north... More 

Thank Aroonee
Bangkok, Thailand
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62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My hotel was only a 8 minute walk away so I needed to take a stroll one day. It's a small quaint museum in the middle of Sukhumvit. Cool for pictures, but it's not a big museum. I just search for something beautiful everyday so that's what I found. I think it's used for weddings and functions a lot now... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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182 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This is lovely small teak house near Soi Cowboy in the grounds of the Siam Society . The entrance fee is 100 baht. In contrast to the Jim Thompson house, this is a typical Thai family teak house.

Thank Stevenjenkins7
Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We visited the Kamthieng House Museum in March 2015. It is located just up from the Sukhumvit MRT station on Asok Montri Road and just around the corner from the Terminal 21 Shopping centre and Asok BTS station. It is a very pleasant break from the hussle of everyday Bangkok. It is located on some nice garden/lawns area and is... More 

Thank Chris2503
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank pierremichelshanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

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 

3 Thank Peter S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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.

2 Thank YMLeow
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 

Thank 11JAN51
London, United Kingdom
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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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With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.