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Kamthieng House Museum (The Siam Society)

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Address: 131 Sukhumvit Soi 21 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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Phone Number: 2661-6470

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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Worth a trip if you are near it

It's a nice oasis, about 30 meters from one of the MRT Sukhumvit exits. Definitely worth seeing if you are nearby. It will take about 15 to 45 minutes to see. Entrance was 100... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take your time and live a moment of relax while visiting this antique wooden thai house I enjoyed the amazing feeling of being back in the old time Bangkok.

Thank Tatiana S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice oasis, about 30 meters from one of the MRT Sukhumvit exits. Definitely worth seeing if you are nearby. It will take about 15 to 45 minutes to see. Entrance was 100 Bhat by donation. My kids (6 and 10) were fascinated by the many references to spirits and evil spirits and enjoyed walking around the premises. Just... More 

Thank sandokanne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I was really interest but there is nobody to ask my doubts... A little diamond between skyscrapers...

Thank Francesca G
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

House located in on Sukhumvit soi 21 (Asoke) in the middle of the modern buildings. Only missing some guides.

Thank aurorita_del_peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Located literally moments from the north exit of the Sukhumvit Metro station (Asok BTS), Kamthieng House is run by the Siam Society, and is a northern Thai-style house set in lush and well kept grounds. The admission is 100B and you can spend your time wandering all around the buildings and learn more of the way of life of traditional... More 

Thank PKRV
Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

I went to Siam Society for a friend's wedding. They had catering services come in to set up buffet so we can mingle and try many different food. We had a traditional water blessing ceremony in the outdoor garden, which was lovely. Although the green grass in outdoor space is plastic i think. At night there was lighting that make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 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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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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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 

Thank Deborah D
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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.

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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.