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Bangkok Folk Museum

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Address: 273 Soi 43, Charoenkrung Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
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Life in a bygone era

The museum consists of three houses set in a nice garden on half an acre of land. This was a home built in 1937 and donated as a museum. The museum had been set up to preserve the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The museum consists of three houses set in a nice garden on half an acre of land. This was a home built in 1937 and donated as a museum. The museum had been set up to preserve the history of Bangkok. It is a depository of relics and a way of life in a bygone era. The museum is open... More 

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Haven't seen that mentioned anywhere online. Kind of a big deal. It seems to be quite a distance away.

Thank Liam T
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Located in Charoen Krung 43, centre of business and old quater of Historical telling for Bangkok. Museum used to the house before donate to be free Museum for people who interested what Bangkokian's living in the past since WWII. Nice decoration of house and depict clearing story. Sometimes you will see Asst.Prof. Waraporn Suratwadee the owner of house stay around... More 

Thank Kita U
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

It was a nice house with relaxing atmosphere in the middle of Bangkok. It opens on Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00-16.00. Admission is free but contribution for the maintenance is welcome.

Thank P_and_C2013
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Bangkokian Museum and Bangkok Folk Museum is one and the same. We have reviewd under its other name.

Thank TravelGiraffe13
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

I would not put this on the "Must See" list, but if you have done the "Musts" and are looking for a low cost (free) activity to pass a hour then this is it. My kids 9 and 11 were amazed to see a real typewriter! A stereo record player! A chamber pot! It really made me realize that to... More 

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Reviewed 1 August 2015

An interesting old house turned musuem in the CBD of Bangkok, dating back to World War II period. The museum displays housewares of the upper-middle class Thais during that period. There are two two-storey buildings set out in a typical Thai garden. A collection of 5-coloured Benjarong ceramic wares along with a number of utensils of everyday use are on... More 

Thank Sarakit C
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Bangkok's folk museum, There are three building. The first was belong to the owner of this museum before it was donated. this house was built in before world war II. Exhibited about Siamese's life in pre and post world war II. The second was built in 1929. Exhibited about medical tools because the owner of this house was a doctor.(before... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 December 2014

The houses were built in the 30s (I think...the guide was using the Buddhist calendar, so I'm not quite sure)...but they provided a slice of life in Bangkok. A guide accompanied me and mentioned that the road in front had been a canal...and that the houses and items in them were donated by a family with the provision that a... More 

Thank Babzkk
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Its so interesting place to see how looks like before and now . Very helpful . It needs hours to watch all the area . But you must findout yourself by reading about and can't find nobody speaks English .

Thank Reza J

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