Siam Society & Kamthieng House

Top choice in Thanon Sukhumvit

Kamthieng House transports visitors to a northern Thai village complete with informative displays on daily rituals, folk beliefs and everyday household chores, all within the setting of a traditional wooden house. This museum is operated by – and shares space with – the Siam Society, publisher of the renowned Journal of the Siam Society and a valiant preserver of traditional Thai culture.

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