Thailand is nation with an extremely captivating history, and there are so many easily overlooked places where you can discover this for yourself, such as the Kamthieng House Museum.
This is a beautifully renovated teak house that gracefully sits in a tranquil ambience within the metropolitan madness of Asoke, one of Sukhumvit’s most bustling junctions. It is surrounded by skyscrapers, business and many a Sukhumvit hotel in Bangkok such as the likes of Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18.
The house was built by the great-grand-daughter of a prince, which is why the house under royal patronage to this day. The house is almost like an heirloom of the Lan Na clan, and has been passed down along the women of the clan.
The house was eventually handed over to the Siam Society, and due to its reputation as one of the finest examples of vintage Lan Na architecture, it was converted to a museum by King Bhumibol in 1966.
Inside the Museum
There are many interesting things you see within the museum that would help you get an idea of life at that time. Artefacts within the museum include a traditional loom, rice granary, and a captivating display of various items related to Thai supernatural beliefs.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+