Are you passionate about Thai history? Well, Baan Kamthieng House is a must-visit place. For over 6 six decades, this house has served as an ethnological museum showcasing ideologies and traditional beliefs. Here is everything you need to know before visiting this teakwood house.
About Kamthieng House Museum
Kamthieng House museum, also known as Ruen Galare, was built in the mid-19th century. The house was originally owned by Mrs. Kimhor Nimmanhaemin, who offered the old house to Siam society. Later the house was turned into a museum exhibiting Lanna’s way of life. The underground space in this house displays a wide range of Lanna Thais’s tools, including wood carvings, kitchenware, fabric talisman, agricultural tools, ancient gold jewelry, sacrifice offering for ancestors, and much more. The teak house is located in Asoke, a busy junction in Sukhumvit.
Attraction near Kamthieng House Museum
Here are the near tourist atttractions to Kamthieng House Museum
• Benjakiti Part
Are you looking for a place you can enjoy a romantic sunset or have a peaceful stroll? Benjakiti park is the ideal place. The park has abundant greenery and a small lake where visitors can enjoy boating. Also, if you love cycling, there are plenty of bicycles for rent in the park.
• The Erawan Museum
Another great attraction near Baan Kamthieng House Museum is Erawan Museum located in Samut Prakan. The museum is most famous for the sculpture of a floating elephant.
• Erawan Shrine
Located in front of the Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel, Erawan shrine, hosts large crowds daily as they pay their respects to a golden sculpture of Than Tao Mahaprom, the 4-faced Brahma God. It is one of the most famous shrines in downtown Bangkok.
There are tons of attractions you can visit whenever you are around Kamthieng House Museum. You don’t have to get bored whenever you are around this teakwood house!
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