Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, Bangkok

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352-354 Sri Ayudhya Road ,Phyathai , Bangkok 02-2461775-6,02-2472079

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    Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

    by cal6060 Updated Nov 10, 2012

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    The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum is a unique Palace Museum not only to display the Prince's and Princess' beautiful and extensive collection of artifacts, but be able to visit its traditional Thai houses that were used to be the residence of Prince Chumbhot Paribatra of Nagor Svarge and his wife M.R. Pantip Paribatra. Also, The Lacquer Pavilion is magnificent of its Thai architecture and the art works painted inside the Pavilion.

    The land was a cabbage garden, that is why it is called " Suan Pakkad " in Thais. Since the 19th Century, the royal family has owned several of these architectural Thai houses of the Palace and transported them from the former location to this land. In 1952, these houses were reconstructed as reception hall and museum to display their collection of artifacts. The museum is owned and operated by the Chumbhot-Pantip Foundation, and added several Thai houses and a modern building displaying prehistoric artifacts.

    This is the place where you can see the contrast between the traditional houses and modern skyscraper nearby like the Baiyoke Tower 2.

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    Suan Pakkad Palace Museum: The Lacquer Pavilion

    by cal6060 Written Nov 10, 2012
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    The Lacquer Pavilion is located north garden of The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum. The Pavilion was built during the later Ayudhya Period around the 17th Century. It was originally located at a temple near the City of Ayudhya on the Chao Praya River, and transported to The Suan Pakkad Palace in 1959. It was a gift from Prince Chumbhot Paribatra to the Princess during his 50th birthday. The restoration of the Pavilion took years to complete with magnificent mural paintings, with gold on black lacquer, depict the Life of Lord Buddha and stories from the Ramayana, the Indian epic.

    Next to the Pavilion is the Royal Barge named " Kao Kung Bayam". The barge is made of odorate hopea wood, the roof and cabin of teak. It belonged to Prince Chumbhot's father and used to travel in royal river processions of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).

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    The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum is located 5 minutes walk away from the Phaya Thai sky train station. Entry is 100 baht. You cannot take bags inside - lockers are provided. You cannot take photos within the palace, only in the gardens. You need to take your shoes off to enter the wooden palace buildings.

    The name of this palace means Cabbage Garden. This Cabbage Garden was bought by Prince Chumbhot Paribatra and his wife Pantip Paribatra and used by them as the site for their palace. Chumbhot Paribatra was the grandson of Rama V. The palace is made up of traditional wooden Thai houses which were dismantled and brought from other parts of Thailand to this site where they were reassembled.

    Each house holds a collection of the Prince and Princesses artifacts. Their collections include musical instruments, masks, pottery, semiprecious stones, shells.

    One of the houses- the lacquer pavillion - has wonderful lacquerware pictures covering its walls.

    The palace is open daily from 9am to 4pm.

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    by volopolo Updated Jul 31, 2010

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    Suan Pakkard Palace

    The museum of Suan Pakkerd and an excellent Thai style architecture.


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    Name: Suan Pakkard palace
    Location: Near Siam
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Suan Pakkard palace
    Last Visit: September 2007


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    First Photo: Thai style house
    Second Photo: Thai style house
    Third Photo: Bridge in Suan Pakkard palace
    Forth Photo: Suan Pakkard palace

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    SUAN PAKKAD PALACE = "Cabbage Patch"

    by balhannah Written Jun 28, 2009

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    This Palace museum seems to have stopped still in time. There are eight different Thai buildings, exhibiting Fine Arts and Antiques that belong to Prince & Princess Chumbhot. It is set in nice tropical gardens, and has a pond with large fish in it. This was their private residence, but in 1952, they converted it into a Museum. In the Panthip centre of arts in the museum, there are displays relating to the Neolithic, Bronze & Iron Ages. There are quite a few rare items on display.
    It is open daily from 9 - 4pm and cost 2009 is 100tb An informative brochure is given with the admission ticket

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    Wang Suan Pakkad

    by WaRPer Updated Dec 29, 2006

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    Suan Pakkad Palace

    This palace sits humbly among the high-rise skyscapers, not very far from BTS-Phyatai Station. As a Thai Myself, I think this is a very lovely place and I want to see more visitors coming here. The house owner dedicated these old typical Thai houses for displaying impressive collections of traditional arts.

    Museum Hours: Daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Entrance Fee: 100 Baht/person

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    Beautiful historic houses in busy Bangkok

    by trisanna Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    traditional houses at Wang Suan Phakkat

    This museum was once the palace of Princess Chumbon of Nakhon Sawan. The name Wang Suan Phakkat, translates into lettuce farm plantation. Nowadays, this former lettuce farm is in the middle of busy Bangkok, surrounded by clogged roads. The Wang Suan Phakkat is an oasis. There are five beautiful traditional teak Thai houses, once the former home of the princess. Originally, these were located where the Bank of Siam is now located.

    There is a small museum with historic beads, bowls and other items. The highlight of the attraction is the laquer Pavilion. The small structure dates back to the Ayuthaya period and has beautiful gold leaf laquer work depicting the life of the Buddha and scenes from the Ramayana. There are five traditional Thai houses that you can visit.

    Surrounding the houses is a small garden and large pond that has mangrove trees. There are large koi, some turtles and a few ducks.

    There are other rooms with musical instruments, shells, and Khon masks.

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    Palace museum with complete history

    by mi5chelle Updated Aug 21, 2004
    thai house at Suan Pakkad

    This palace/museum came to being from Prince and Princess who decided to convert their home into a museum. The grounds of the palace are quite large and there are four traditional thai house (built on stilts), there is authentic, royal barge, an art gallery and a showroom of numerous intruments.

    I was very impressed with the young college student who was my guide as she described all the various artifacts in the rooms and explained the symbolism of the various scenes on the black and gold lacquer.

    Its a quiet place and very interesting to learn about the royal life of historical Thailand. Very enjoyable.

    Open Daily: 9am to 4pm
    Cost: 100 ThB
    Gift: They give you a woven fan as a memento

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    Suan Pakkard Palace

    by beebah Written Mar 17, 2004

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    Suan Pakkad

    SuanPakkard palace or "Wang SuanPakkard" hidden in quiet area of Phayathai district,Bangkok.

    Palace is traditional Thai style opened 1952.With groups of 4 traditional Thai houses.

    Also have interesting activities such as art exhibition, Music, Thai Puppet show, etc

    Place itself is very nice.Not so crowded as other touristy spots in Bangkok.

    For more info.See in their website :-)

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    Wang Suan Phakkat

    by SirRichard Written Oct 21, 2003

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    The entrance

    This former Royal Pavillions are also known as "Lettuce Farm Palace".
    There are several wooden houses and a very nice garden. After buying the ticket you will be showed an itinerary to follow through the rooms.
    It was the Princess private residence till it was turned into a museum, where you can still see her collection of antiquities.
    Most of the pavillions are open and are simply decorated.

    It's got a nice souvenir shop downstairs (by the ticket office) too.

    This palace seemed to me more cozy and enjoyable than the Vimanmek Teak Mansion, too huge for my taste...

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    House 8's Ban Chiang Prehistoric art collection

    by syllybabe Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Thailand has history. I knew that. But Thailand has even more...it has pre-history!

    The Ban Chiang culture dates back to about 5600 years ago. The collection in this museum includes pottery, jewelry, bronze objects and some remains.

    Now, is Thailand amazing or what?

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    The Lacquer Pavillion

    by syllybabe Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Lacquer Pavillion

    The centerpiece of the Suan Pakkad Palace Museum has got to be the Lacquer Pavillion. Although everything you find in the complex is interesting, the Lacquer Pavillion is truly a treasure.

    Built around the 17th or 18th century, this Thai building was transferred from Ayutthaya to Bangkok after permission was granted to Prince Chumbot by the abbot of the Ban Kling Temple. He gave this as a gift for Princess Chumbot's 50th birthday.

    In the picture is a portion of the inner wall that's painted in gold and black lacquer. The outer walls are carved wood.

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    House 4

    by syllybabe Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Chapel and Dining Room, Suan Pakkad

    Behind the wall in the far end is a private chapel. On special occasions, this hall is turned into a dining room. Interesting to note that whatever is under that red carpet can be turned into a dining table. How that's done, I didn't hear too clearly when the guide explained.

    Note: There is a different guide for every house. Because they don't get as many tourists visiting the museum, the guides let you take your time and answer all your questions about the collections.

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    2nd Floor, House 1

    by syllybabe Written Sep 1, 2003

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    3 Buddhas

    On the second floor of House 1, these 3 buddhas sit side by side in a glass cabinet. Each Buddha is different...the first one is Thai, the second is Indian, and the last is Burmese.

    Beside these but not shown in the photo are two Chinese porcelain vases from the Ming Dynasty in a gorgeous, fiery orange.

    There are several stone sculptures of Khmer art in the next room which were found by the princess near the Cambodian border.

    I cannot express enough how interesting her collection is. I'm not one who loves museum artifacts but all the pieces in Suan Pakkad shows how rich Thai culture is.

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    Prince Paribatra Music Room

    by syllybabe Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Music Room

    On the ground floor of House 1 is the music room where a collection of Thai musical instruments are kept. This display of drums, xylophones, thai fiddles and gongs belonged to the late Prince Paribatra, the 33rd son of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).

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