Suan Pakkad Palace Museum owned by some members of the Thai Royal family, offers a unique collection of artifacts from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages to Thai arts and crafts, fossils and minerals to 19th century objects in eight traditional Thai houses.Somerset Lake Point Bangkok, a popular serviced apartment Bangkok offers homes style comforts and a prestigious location that facilitates easy access to city activities and attractions.
House I has a collection of traditional Thai musical instruments, antique Buddha images in south and south east Asian styles, 12th and 13the century Khmer sculptures and a model of a typical Thai pavilion with the roof divided into many tiers. House 2 has an interesting collection of personal and household items of Thai Royal family members of a different era. Of interest are ivory makeup containers. Among the mixed collection of artifacts in House 3 are multi colored Thai porcelain ware, 19th century silverware, 17th century paintings of local figures by a French artist and a 19th century palanquin. House 4 has a beautiful statue of the walking Buddha from the 14th century, wooden temple wall panels with multi chrome paintings of Buddhist fables and mother of pearl inlays going back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Highlights of the collection in house 4 include glassware from around the world, ancient coins from various lands and Sukhothai figurines. House 6 has an exquisite collection of Thai ceramics or Sawanloka ware, Chinese ceramics and Sukhothai figurines. House 7 is dedicated to the presentation of costumes, masks and elaborate head gear of the Khon drama form. House 8 has a collection of valuable Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age artifacts from Ban Chiang North East Thailand such as painted pottery, bronze axes and arrow heads, iron implements, a weighing scale, bronze jewellery, bracelets and rings. A collection of shells and fossil fish are also found here. Among the special collections is the Marsi Gallery on the museum’s premises that houses a collection of paintings by local artists and the fabulous 17th century Lacquer Pavilion which is an ancient wooden temple building relocated from Ban Kling. Paintings of the Buddha’s life on wood and some gilded panels where the figures are outlined in black ink for clarity has been carefully restored. Interested visitors can wander among the interconnected two storied houses and discover amazing little gems some of which have been handed down for generations.
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