The Suan Pakkad Palace used to be the home of the Royal Highnesses, Prince and Princess of Nagara Svarga, the Chumbhots.
Originally meant to be a residence of the royal family, the Prince and Princess Chumbhot decided to convert it into a museum of sorts later, adding their collection of artworks and antiques to the displays. The museum was also awarded the Travellers’ Choice Award by Trip Advisor in 2013, making it a highly visited historic attraction in Bangkok in comparison to the other museums.
The palace grounds are home to five original Thai homes and each house has its own collection of artefacts and displays. There are drawings that represent both Buddhism and the legendary Ramayana, and this place is, therefore, prominent to both Hindus and Buddhists.
When to go
The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum is open to visitors daily, from 9am to 4pm. The entry fee for a native is 50 Bahts per person and if you are a foreigner, the fee is 100 Bahts per person.
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