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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: +66 2 661 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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A great coffee break among skyscrapers

3 minutes walk from BTS Asoke station, MRT Sukhumvit station. Ancient Northern Thai style house and museum. Admission Fee 100B (1US=35B) Opens 9am to 5 pm and closed on Mondays... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

3 minutes walk from BTS Asoke station, MRT Sukhumvit station. Ancient Northern Thai style house and museum. Admission Fee 100B (1US=35B) Opens 9am to 5 pm and closed on Mondays. Not a major attraction but feel like you are transported to 19 th century. You can see everything in 20-30 minutes. I especially liked the old kitchen with many tools.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

It's so strange that this place exists so near one of Bangkok's biggest malls! This old house is an example of an open-plan Lanna-style house. Visitors can wander about the place and imagine how the residents lived a century or so ago. For those who love architecture and history, this is a lovely respite from Bangkok's busy modernity. There's a... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

A lovely serene place to visit. A traditional house that you can walk around and lots of details about the way people lived and the equipment that they used. Give the DVD a miss though!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Located just next to Asoke, along Sukumvit Soi 21, in the shadow of Terminal 21 shopping centre, stands this renovated teak house. There are interesting displays here which reflect the rural farming culture of the 19th century. The artefacts displayed here include a rice granary, tools and an original loom used to weave silk. There are also charms and trinkets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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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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.
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