You will find The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Located nearby is the famous Pratu Nam Market. You will also find several serviced suites, Bangkok shopping venues, historic attractions, a hospital and even a few hotels such as Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites less than a half an hour drive away.
The museum was established in 1952 and is a collection of eight traditional Thai style buildings. Prior to being turned into a museum for the public, it was the private home of Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga. The royal couple decided to convert their residence into an attraction that allowed the public access to their local heritage. The houses contain art, antiques and furniture that can be admired by all. The land on which a royal residence was built was once used for growing cabbages, therefore the name of the palace Suan Pakkad means ‘cabbage patch.’
The eight structures that make up the museum stand in the center of carefully tended lawns and gardens. Several shady trees, colourful tropical plants and tranquil ponds lend a serene atmosphere to the property. Of the eight, four of the houses were constructed from teak in the nineteenth century. They were originally located in Chiang Mai but were transported to where they now stand as they belonged to the Chumbhot family. The first house contains musical instruments belonging to the father of Prince Chumbhot. Ancient sketches and fine art, as well as silverware, crockery and furniture, including a throne and an umbrella with gold embellishments, belonging to the former royal occupants, are displayed in the second and third houses. Move on to house number four to observe a selection of historic Buddhist pictures and admire the garden below from the balcony. The four houses that follow are newer additions and they display a variety of minerals, shells and fossils along with more paintings, sculptures, and artefacts.
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