Nai Lert Park Heritage Home
Type: Architecture, Historic Sites, Museums
Built by Thailand's first developer, Lert Sreshthaputra, known as Nai Lert (Mr. Lert), this beautiful teak wood heritage home dates back to 1915, and was built next to lush gardens which were opened... Read More
Built by Thailand's first developer, Lert Sreshthaputra, known as Nai Lert (Mr. Lert), this beautiful teak wood heritage home dates back to 1915, and was built next to lush gardens which were opened to the Bangkok public as the city's first western style public park. In 2012 the home was made into a museum filled with historical memorabilia from three generations, and the lovely period home and manicured gardens are well worth exploring and an interesting look at a little known bit of Bangkok history, not to mention also being an excellent escape from the bustle and modern chaos of the city. While most tourists have never heard of Nai Lert, the exhibition room here details some of his many accomplishments. He started the first public bus system in Bangkok, operated the local canal ferries, established the country's first ice cream factories, made a ship building company, and even brought in the first bottled lemonade to Thailand, kept cold in his ice factory. The Heritage Home and grounds are a glimpse into historic Bangkok and should be on any discerning visitor's sightseeing list.
- Historic Sites: "You need to call or contact them ahead (via their website form) to book a ticket, and note that the home is only open from Wednesday through Sunday. Entry costs 250 baht."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: For a glimpse into Bangkok's historic past, Nai Lert Park should be high on your list.