Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is one the world’s most vibrant and modern cities. When you hear ‘Bangkok’, shopping is what comes to one’s mind as it may very well be the shopping haven in the whole of Asia. With funky shopping malls to boutique shops, Bangkok is a must-see city when your travels bring you to the region. But Bangkok is not just a tourist’s destination. It is also a cultural phenomenon with so many temples and places with great heritage.
One such great attraction in town is M.R. Kukrit’s Home. This is a heritage museum set in downtown Bangkok. The significance of this museum is that it is dedicated to the multi-talented M. R. Kukrit Pramoj. He is the former Prime Minster of Thailand who did so many things for the betterment of Thailand. He was not only a politician but a poet, writer, and an artist, a veritable visionary in the minds of the people. A visit to this amazing museum will show the cherished talents of this great man.
The museum is built in five traditional Thai teak houses that are over 100 years old. All the houses are interconnected through wooden corridors and beautifully decorated with fine arts, ceramics and antique furniture. There is also a library filled with the books he used to peruse. Apart from that, this remarkable museum also exhibits artefacts such as ornate and exquisitely crafted Buddha statues. The museum also showcases some ornaments that were gifted to M.R. Kukrit by distinguished people like Mao Zedong, the eminent former premier of China who ushered in a cultural revolution in the country.
The garden and the pond that surround the museum is another highlight of M.R. Kukrit’s home. With sculptured miniature trees, fragrant trees and exotic plants the garden adds beauty to the museum. A visit to this wonderful museum will take you on a journey in the world of M.R. Kukrit. This is also a great opportunity to explore the Thai culture of Bangkok. It will be an enriching and inspiring experience for all ages, so make it a part of your cultural itinerary.
After all what is a journey to Bangkok if you don’t travel around and explore its beautiful culture and heritage? So when you are on the lookout for accommodation in Bangkok, try residing at one of the Bangkok serviced apartments that will allow you to discover the city at your own pace. One of the best serviced apartments Bangkok has to offer its visitors is the Ascot Sathorn Bangkok that promises to offer a comfortable and convenient stay to its guests.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.