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Robert O wrote a review Mar 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,336 contributions1,753 helpful votes
A small park with buildings close to where the mother of king Bhumibol was born and grew up. At the time a modest neighborhood in Thonbury and in a way it still is. Royals in 1910s Europe could not marry the ones they loved without serious consequences. In Thailand it seems to have been accepted. Nurse Sangwan married the old king's brother Mahidol. Her husband died young and never became king, the reason she is referred to as princess mother (not queen mother). Affectionately called Somdet Ya (Royal grandmother) died at the age of 94. Her son initiated the present site in Thonbury to pay tribute to her.…
Date of experience: March 2019
Carl L wrote a review Jul 2018
Santa Cruz, California37 contributions1 helpful vote
Well worth the time if you appreciate king #9 and his humanitarian achievments. Thanks largely to his mother's rearing.
The king's mother is not well known in history, but is a very noble and humble woman. She reared her children in "normal" manner, in which they made their own beds, etc. Her generosity of spirit and deed really come through in the museum. It was undergoing some significant renovations when we were there. As wonderful a part as she played in the life and values of #9, I think her museum deserves a little more care and improved presentation. But it is well worth the time in any case. While you are there take a short walk to the nearby temple on a big hillside, which you can easily see from any street running away from the river. Climb to the upper most temple and enjoy the view. Sorry I don't know the name of the temple, but the museum guards can guide you there. …
Date of experience: March 2018
SunilTiwari1987 wrote a review Mar 2017
Dibrugarh, India394 contributions61 helpful votes
There was perfect quiet and it is not easy to find a place in Bangkok that is so tranquil.walk around the area and feels freshness.
Date of experience: January 2017
Hwasal wrote a review Nov 2016
Bangkok, Thailand855 contributions57 helpful votes
This is the homeplace of king Bhumipol 's pricess mother. The government change the old house to public park and small library.
Date of experience: November 2016
Eing M wrote a review Jun 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand127 contributions46 helpful votes
This place was off the beaten path. Almost got heatstroke getting here but it was worth it. There is an aura of peace and quiet joy here. We spent a long time sitting in the garden, watching the birds, enjoying the flowers. Only left because a storm came down.
Date of experience: June 2016