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Bangkok folk museum


Photographs: Rakchat Sodaban
Jan 30, 2020

Bangkok folk museum

Photographs: Rakchat Sodaban
Jan 30, 2020

As soon as you set foot inside the gate, you’ll already feel like you’re travelling back into Bangkok’s past.

A two-storey wooden house with a hip roof stands tall in a group of shady trees. Inside, furniture and household items are arranged snugly, as in a private home, each a rare antique. This museum, located in Bangrak District, is another culturally valuable place and well worth visiting.

The owner donated this precious property, which she had inherited from her mother, to be used for public learning so that later generations would be able to see how the people of old Bangkok lived. The property consists of four buildings; the first building is a wooden 1940s house. It possesses a strong character and is well maintained, leading to it being awarded an Architectural Conservation Award by the Association of Siamese Architects.

The second house displays a collection of artwork that reflects changes in Thai society over time. The other buildings serve as exhibition spaces for valuable antique items once commonplace in Thai homes.

More Information

  • Soi Charoenkrung 43 (Trok Saphan Yao), Khet Bangrak
  • Open Tue - Sun, 10am – 4pm (free admission)
  • Take BTS and get off at Saphan Taksin Station. Walk for about 15 minutes to the Bangkok Folk Museum, passing lots of shops selling mouthwatering food along Charoenkrung Road.


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