The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum served as the house of Princess Chumphot - Thailand's leading art collector. With a huge collection of antiques on display it is a treat for antique lovers.
The palace museum site also houses eight traditional wooden Thai houses brought from various parts of the country. The museum has a well-maintained tropical garden along with idyllic ponds. The private residence of Princess Chumphot was converted into a museum in 1952.
The museum got a facelift in 1996, and this new structure is what visitors see today.
The pre-historic Ban Chieng artefacts are prized possessions of the museum. These artefacts date back to the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages.
There are artefacts, such as painted pottery items, bronze weapons and tools. These items bear testimony to a primeval Southeast Asian civilization that could match the Egyptian and Stone-age civilizations in technological and social advancements.
The Suan Pakkad Palace brings before one visions of Thailand that existed prior to the formation of Bangkok. The marvellous palace with its rare collectibles will be of great interest to the history lover.
Timing: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Admission fees: Foreigner - 100 Baht, Thai - 50 Baht
If we visit Bangkok in the mid December is it worth it? Can we friends have fun at that point of time? And what can we do over there and where all can we visit? And do we get any tour guides to show us the entire place?
What are the attractions we should not miss in at Bangkok? Please suggest me some good food joints too. What are the options for recreations. Where can i take my children? Also enlighten me about the shopping options?
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