The Suan Pakkad Palace represents the first time, where the Palace owners - in this case their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga - converted their royal home into a Museum. In 1952 the Suan Pakkad Palace Museum was born. The name of the 6 rai large piece of land means translated 'cabbage field', because this is pretty much what it used to be before, long time ago.
The Museum consits of eight traditinal Thai houses which surround a well maintained tropical garden with serene ponds. Beside the breathtaking architecture of these traditional Thai houses, they are all loaded with ancient artifacts, antiques, rare stones, old traditional music instruments and much, much more. In the south of the Garden, next to the marvelous Lacquer Pavilion which dates back to the Ayuthaya period, is even a Royal Barge manufactured in the 19th century on display. The royal barge is the traditional boat for a member of the Royal Family. The one shown at Suan Pakkad Palace has been used by Prince Paribatra during King Rama V's royal processions.
This overlooked treasure is worth visiting for many reasons. Be it because you want to learn more about original Thai architecture or to see the many exhibits about various topics from many different time periods. Or maybe just to escape the City jungle for a moment and retreat into this quiet and beautiful oasis that is called Suan Pakkad Palace Museum.
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