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Kamthieng House Museum (The Siam Society)

131 Sukhumvit Soi 21 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 661 6470
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Beautiful tranquil place in midst of chaos

First of all note that the map on TA indicates this house is just beside the Nana subway stop- it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lesterbeach
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Winnipeg, Canada
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As others noted, a real gem among the megamalls.

This is truly a gem as intact Lanna houses are rare in Thailand. An excellent thing to see after... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Kai S
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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This is the headquarters of the Siam Society, whose mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and heritage.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good63%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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131 Sukhumvit Soi 21 Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Sukhumvit
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+66 2 661 6470
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all note that the map on TA indicates this house is just beside the Nana subway stop- it is not, it is just a few meters from the Asok stop( but find the right Asok exit) I took a taxi here. It is...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is truly a gem as intact Lanna houses are rare in Thailand. An excellent thing to see after visiting the Lanna Museum in Chiang Mai which does not have such a building on site. Cost is 100 baht.One hour will do it. This is...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Located behind Emquartier mall. Small but nice museum/reconstructed house that gives you an example of life in a traditional Lanna house. Worth checking it out for 60 minutes at only 100 baht. Bring bug spray. The only bites we got in BKK were here.

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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place to have a walk around If you need a break from the shopping centres :) 100bht entry & quiet

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

The display is exquisite and I learn a lot from it. The artefacts taught me a lot about the history of the Thai culture and their beliefs. My regret is that I don't have sufficient time to go through all of them as I had...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

I know about this place because of "RoyMai", a Thailand TV drama. This is not famous place, so not many travellers know it. Because I watched and love that drama moive, I really curious about Miss Kangthieng, a real person, and want to know about...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

A nice place to visit for the price if you are interested in Thai culture. Other similar museums in the city are the Bangkokian museum and Suan Pakkard Museum.

Thank GOHABSGO1984
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

This is a 19C house of Lanna People- northern Thai style. You get the opportunity to see and observe the life style, architecture, rituals, artifacts in an open and detailed manner Its a 2 storied house built in 144 near Chang Mai in the North;...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is a nice, quiet little museum that shows how Thai villages used to look and feel. Very interesting, quiet, and peaceful ... be prepared to climb a flight of stairs and walk down narrow walkways with low ceilings!

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Reviewed February 7, 2017

My plan this week was to visit smaller museums in Bangkok - There are quite a few. This one intrigued me since it seemed that I could take my time. I was correct. To appreciate the house construction and the artefacts themselves, watch the short...More

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nini1982
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It's open 9am-5pm. As for fee, I think it's nominally free, but they do encourage you to contribute to its upkeep. When I was there, the person in charge asked for a contribution/donation, which you put in a box at the... More
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