The Sukhumvit is the heart of Bangkok, with an intriguing array of attractions, entertainment, restaurants and hotels to offer the cultural tourist. One fine option for quality Sukhumvit accommodation resides in the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok, offering spacious modern interiors with an ideal central location and is one of many ideal Bangkok serviced apartments in the area. Nestled in the midst of this concrete jungle is an unlikely attraction: a traditional Thai house straight out of the 19thcentury. Khamthieng House allows one a sneak peek into what rural Thai life was like in the 1800s and this refurbished home made out of the original teak showcases some interesting exhibits that will take visitors back in time over 200 years and is definitely a must-visit if in the area.
The museum is small enough to keep visitors enthralled, with well-displayed artefacts featuring tools, a rice granary, and an original loom used to spin silk. There is also a fascinating selection of trinkets and charms that provide insight into Thai supernatural beliefs and everything in the museum is meticulously organized, which helps culture buffsgain a better understanding of the country’s history. Khamthieng house also provides some great photo-ops for photographers, as the traditional buildings contrast wonderfully against the modern building surrounding it. Kid will enjoy the museum too, as they will be enthralled by an animated video that narrates the story of the house through the eyes of a lizard. Although set in bustling downtown Bangkok, Khamthieng House is a neat little enclave of traditional Thai history that will be enjoyed by anyone who visits it.