Kamthieng House

by Wayne Burns & Kevin R Burns
(Bangkok, Thailand)

Kamthieng House (Siam Society)


Is located in Bangkok near Jim Thompson`s House.

Head east on Thanon Asok Montri.

Address:

Kamthieng House Museum

Khlong Tan Nuea, Vadhana,

Bangkok 10110, Thailand


The Kamthieng House is a typical northern Thai dwelling and displays a small collection of northern crafts and tools from the old days. Ths Siam Society, which publishes the The Journal of the Siam Society, has long been dedicated to preserving aspects of traditional Thai culture. The other attraction in the grounds, for those seriously interested in Thai history and culture, is the reference library operated by the Society.



History

Originally built in 1848 by Mae Saed, the great-granddaughter of a Prince of Mueang Chae. It was originally located on the banks of the Ping River in Chiang Mai Province.




"Passed down through the women of a Lan Na matrilineal clan, the Kamthieng House is one of the finest examples of period architecture. Given to the Siam Society under Royal Patronage in 1963 by Nang Kimhew Nimmanhaeminda, a descendant of the original owner, and relocated to the premises of the Siam Society, the Kamthieng House was inaugurated as an ethnological Lan Na Thai museum by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on 21st November 1966."

--The Siam Society


Kamthieng House

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