As you holiday in Bangkok, take time off to visit attractions that allow you to gain insight into the old Bangkok. Here are a few suggestions you can add to your itinerary.
Suan Pakkad Palace
This place is a collection of eight different, traditional Thai houses – once the residence of the Prince and Princess Chumbon of Nakhon Sawan. This iconic spot has now been converted into a museum, with numerous displays of art, antiques and numerous furnishings. The beautiful lush gardens are also quite the sight! Less than 30 minutes from Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, the attraction opens at 9 AM.
Built in the early 20th century, the three structures give visitors a detailed insight into the historic Bangkok that is disappearing at a fast pace.
Jim Thompson House Museum
The Jim Thompson house carries a bit of mystery in it, so you don’t want to miss out. Found at the very heart of Bangkok, this is the former house of American Jim Thompson, which has now been turned into a museum. Jim Thompson is known to have revived the Thai silk industry and the items around the house are evidence of such. Not too far from several serviced apartments in Bangkok, the entrance fee is 150 Thai Baht.
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