The House of Kamthieng
Are you looking for marvelous landmarks and originally decorated temples spread across the city? Visit Asian historical and cultural piece called Thailand. If you are looking for architectural miracles of ancient civilizations and want to examine their history and lifestyle deeper, you are in the right place. Our today’s visit will interest those who are fond of Natural scenery and ancient places. Welcome to Kamthieng House, a traditional Lanna home in the grounds of the Siam Society in Soi Asoke Bangkok.
The Lanna Kingdom is an ancient 13th century kingdom in Northern Thailand started by King Mengrai in 1259 who established his capital in Chiang Mai in 1291. Exactly from this Kingdom grew a society with great culture and language along with its own traditions, habits and rituals that are very interesting to see and enjoy.
Kamthieng is a marvelous place, an old Thai hidden getaway on Asoke road and simply an amazing house. It is over 160 years-old. The green oasis of Thailand with its dramatic view of Nature is a perfect place to hide from the world and isolate from the crowded cities feeling like in a fairytale.
This house is the live representative of Thai society and center-piece at the Siam Society, which promotes the preservation of historical heritage, vulture, arts and environment. The house is stocked with artifacts that represent the traditional rural way of life with its amazing hand-woven fabrics, ornate wood carvings and traditional musical instruments and regional items. The traditional woodcarving exhibit features many more of the large teak ham yon panels. They vary widely in design, but all share the same high-quality craftsmanship. Any one of them requires a lengthy study by the casual visitor to fully appreciate the hard work.
It’s open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. And the admission fee for adults is 100 baht and for children — 50 baht.
A tour to this incredible house gives the visitors a great opportunity to witness various rituals, get information about Lanna culture life, family behavior and architecture. Lanna society practices animism, a belief in the presence of spirits in natural objects and phenomena.
This unique experience will take you to another world and you will totally appreciate your trip to Thailand. Fabulous surroundings will make you discover many things of Thai great history and the mix of ancient and modern beautifully standing next to each other will give you breathtaking emotions and unforgettable memories to cherish forever. Don’t forget to take your photo-camera to take super and crazy photos that will make you smile every time remembering this unusual and ideal experience in fascinating Asian luxurious place called Thailand.