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“Old Thai houses in the middle of Bangkok” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

Suan Pakkad Palace Museum
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Private Tour: Jim Thompson House and Suan Pakkad Palace Museum Tour
Ranked #66 of 524 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: Once the residence of Princess Chumbhot of Nagor Svarga, one of Thailand’s leading art collectors, this lovely complex contains five traditional Thai houses, each featuring a collection of historic items and works of art.
Manila, Philippines
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“Old Thai houses in the middle of Bangkok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Suan Pakkad Palace was actually home to a Prince and Princess, who took their family's heirloom houses from Chiang Mai and reconstructed them in Bangkok. There are now eight traditional Thai houses on the property, along with a royal barge and a lacquer pavilion. In the houses, the family's collection of musical instruments, Asian artifacts and household items from all over the world are on display. There is also a museum where pre-historic artifacts found in northern Thailand are on exhibit.

Guided tours are available. The whole place can be seen in an hour or so.

More here: http://whyhellomel.blogspot.com/2013/02/suan-pakkad-palace-bangkok.html

Visited February 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“A old museum in the middle of Bangkok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

+ 8 beautiful buildings with exhibits about shells, old pots, musical instruments, furniture of the princes who owned this place.
+ Nice big pond with lots of greenery.
+ Visit possible with or without a guide.
+ Extra: a beautiful range per visitor.

- Surrounded by skyscrapers and the Skytrain to the airport.
- Too bad that the cars of the staff have been parked in the middle of the old buildings: the charm is gone and it’s not possible to take beautiful pictures.

Visited January 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
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“traditional Thai houses in a peaceful garden amidst highrises and skytrain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you want to get away from the polluting and noisy Bangkok traffic jams, just step through the gates of this former lettuce garden into a beautiful scenery of old wooden houses and signposted trees.
There's a fee of 100 Baht for 'farang', 50 Baht for Thais.
If you're interested in archaeology, there's a lot from pre-historic Ban Chiang (up north).
If you're interested in music, one house exhibits the most beautiful collection of almost all Thai musical instruments.
Another houses shows a 7-minute play of the Ramakien traditional 'Khon' performances, done with puppets.

Visited January 2013
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Batley, United Kingdom
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“Oasis off Phaya Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

One of the nice things about Bangkok is that even next to the biggest, ugliest skyscraper you can find something that hasn't lost its charm. The palace consists of several traditional wooden buildings and the best part for me was the one devoted to the Thai theatrical masks. Also they give you a free fan to take home after your visit.

Visited December 2012
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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“From cabbage patch to Palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

A calm location in busy Bangkok and a 'must do' of places to visit. The main entrance leads through into the modern, air conditioned, museum housing a vast array of ancient Thai artifacts. There are then 8 traditional Thai houses containing many more Thai historical items. These houses can be quite hot as no air con and you must not wear shorts which adds to the heat.
Apart from this it is a fascinating look back through time in Thai history and highly recommended.

Visited December 2012
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