Sou Heng Tai
Type: Architecture, Attractions, Free Attractions, Historic Sites
This 170 year old villa is one of the more hidden secrets of Chinatown. Lived in by the 8th generation owner, who shoulders the costs of keeping it in shape, the home features beautiful teakwood , and... Read More
This 170 year old villa is one of the more hidden secrets of Chinatown. Lived in by the 8th generation owner, who shoulders the costs of keeping it in shape, the home features beautiful teakwood , and is one of the last traditional Hokkien Chinese mansions in Bangkok. Its best experienced just after dusk, when they turn the lights on and illuminate the home, which oozes nostalgia, charm, and exquisite craftsmanship. The house also features some interesting quirks, like the swimming pool in the garden, which functions as a training center for the scuba diving school run by the owner! Entry to this amazing place is free, but you are somewhat expected to buy a drink from the small cafe they've set up to help defray the costs of this amazing place.
282 Soi Wanit 2
- Chinatown/Yaowarat's Best Attractions: "The best way to get here is to take the Chao Phraya River ferry to the Marine Dept. pier, walk up to Soi Wanit 2 and turn left, then take the first left down San Chao Rong Kueuak, which then swings right to parallel the river, and becomes Soi Wanit 2 again after another block. In this block you'll find Sou Heng Tai on your right side. If you start curving right again on Soi Wanit 2, you've gone too far."
- Best for Chinatown/Yaowarat's Best Attractions Because: For traditional architecture, Sou Heng Tai villa is one of Bangkok's most amazing treasures.