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Kamthieng House Museum (The Siam Society)

Address: 131 Sukhumvit Soi 21 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone Number: 2661-6470
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Ranked #209 of 425 things to do in Bangkok
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and heritage.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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42 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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53 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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