Prince Palace Museum
Suan Pakkad former palace of Prince Paribatra grandson of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Prince Palace museum holds a collection of glass, paintings, and relics in four traditional 18th-century Thai teak houses, which belonged to the prince’s family, have been carefully dismantled and reconstructed. Houses five to eight added later contain pottery and bronze age artifacts dated 3,600 BC – 200 AD from the northeastern site of Ban Chian. UNESCO world heritage, discovered accidentally by the son of the American Ambassador at that time, in the middle of the ’60s, now the centerpiece of the museum. If you like musicals instruments don’t miss the ground floor of house 1. On the back stand the 200 years old lacquer pavilion from the Ayutthaya period (17th century). The Prince, after having it transported, had it restored and in 1959 offered it as a gift to the princess for her 50th birthday. Alas, the Prince died before the restoration work was completed.
A Gem in the City
Meaning cabbage garden is what the land was before it became a Royale residence in 1950. Not well-known as Jim Thompson house, surrounded by tall buildings, a treasure lost in the middle of the city. Easy walking because most of the 8 houses are connected(5 to 8) by bridges. Beautiful garden.
Easy to Get There
Skytrain Phayathai station, exit 4. Down the stairs, to the street, Sri Ayuthaya Road, a five-minute walk, the Suan Pakkad Palace is on your right
Entrance 100 baht child 50
open 09:00 – 16:00 every day
If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you out