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M.R. Kukrit's Heritage Home

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Address: 19 Soi Prapinit, South Sathorn Rd | Thungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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Peaceful Place In the Center of City

This place is fairly similar to Jim Thompson house, but without all the crowds. I was given a pamphlet with some information on it, but it would have been nice to have some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Krista B
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is fairly similar to Jim Thompson house, but without all the crowds. I was given a pamphlet with some information on it, but it would have been nice to have some people around to ask questions of and get more info from. Was a little hard to find the place.

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Marseille, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This site is ok if your in the area but not worth a special trip. It's fairly small and a 30 minute visit is plenty of time to see it all. The entrance is only 50 Baht which is reasonable since the property is quite nice.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This house was a home to a past Prime Minister Kukrit Pramoj (1911–1995) of Thailand (Prime Minister 1975-6). The place consists of five teak houses, the earliest of which is more than 100 years old. The décor of the home looks to be from the 1950s- 1970s. It’s a good example of an upscale house from this time period. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

very peaceful house and garden. Whenwalking around itis difficult to imagineyou are stillin the busy city. Very beautiful and interesting.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The traditional architecture and contents are interesting if you enjoy learning about traditions and culture. The grounds were very quiet when we visited with no other visitors. The lotus plants were blooming with an abundant green atmosphere to the grounds.

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Ile de France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

After having enjoyed Jim Thompson's house, for those interested to have a glimpse of how an wealthy and sophisticated a Thai writer could enjoy a retreated life in Bangkok in the 60's-80's : Assembly of superb old teak houses in a middle of a 5000m2 garden, almost reserved for you, as they are very few visitors.

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Thank Natchou
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

- if you're interested in Thai house architecture, this is a palace for you - if you're interested in M.R. Kukrit's life (artist, writer, politician), this is a place for you as well - quite far from the town, have to take a bus and local Song Taw (little truck which delivering people to places where's no bus) and then... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

M.R. Kukrit was Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand 1973-1974 and was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Thailand, serving in office from 1975 to 1976. Also a member of the Thai royal family, he was the great-grandson of King Rama II. He also portrayed the Prime Minister of the fictional country of "Sarkhan" in the 1963 motion picture... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

A somewhat interesting little house museum kept as it was on the passing of the great man - M.R.Kukrit. It is quite a poignant little oasis surrounded by today's multi-storey office blocks and condominiums. It would have been worthwhile if the administration could better communicate Kukrit's significance to Thai culture and society. In terms of presentation it is more like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Sick of the noise, heat and traffic of Bangkok? Kukrit's house - assembled from several small teak houses - is set in a wonderful garden. The shady rooms showcase great examples of ethnic art and artefacts. The huge pond at the back is the home of some enormous fish. At 50 baht this is the bargain of the century and... More 

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