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Step back in time: 5 house museums to visit in Bangkok — Channel News Asia

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— by Daven Wu: Mention Bangkok and, inevitably, images of glitzy shopping malls, crowded street food stalls and marble-lined hotels spring to mind. However, the city rewards a little deeper scratch beneath the surface. For hidden away in side streets is an incredible haul of house museums – specifically, the former residences of Thai royalty and famous personalities that have been carefully preserved, and turned over to the nation.

These now welcome a new generation of nosy visitors curious for a glimpse of old Bangkok, and how the other half used to live. In almost every case, these gracious old homes and palaces have been preserved with such care you almost feel as if the former occupants might step through the front door at any time…

Image: Bangkok Publishing Residence, Oriental Residence Bangkok, Jim Thompson House, courtesy of CNA Luxury

May 2019

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