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M.R. Kukrit's House
Most visitors to Bangkok never make it to Baan Kukrit, the heritage home and museum of one of Thailand's most interesting and many talented individuals. Not only is this quiet spot an amazingly green... Read More
Most visitors to Bangkok never make it to Baan Kukrit, the heritage home and museum of one of Thailand's most interesting and many talented individuals. Not only is this quiet spot an amazingly green oasis, it is also an architectural gem, an informative museum, and an excellent place to while away an afternoon. Kukrit (who was an artist, newspaper owner, writer, and prime minister among other things!) built his heritage home from five traditional Thai houses in Ayutthaya which were completely dismantled, transported, and reassembled on the present site in Bangkok. The homes show off classical Thai architecture, featuring an open ground floor, lush Khmer style gardens, a lotus pond, and sculptured miniature mai dat trees, which are similar to Japanese bonsai.
19 Soi Prapinit, South Sathorn, Thungmahamek
- Daily 10am-4pm
- Adult $50
- Best for Museums Because: To see a beautiful home of one of Thailand's most colorful characters, the Kukrit House is a must visit.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: M.R. Kukrit was one of Thailand's most unique figures, and his historical home should be on every traveler's visit list for its beauty and legacy.