9 Krung Thep Kritha 4A Lane, Bangkok, Thailand
Prasart Museum Bangkok Reviews
Dec 20, 2007
Prasart Museum is in a private house on the eastern edge of the city -this is an unusual open-air exhibition of traditional Asian buildings, collected and reassembled by wealthy entrepreneur and art lover Mr. Prasart.
The place is rarely visited by mass tourists and admission is by appointment only. It usually requires one to two days notice, but it makes a pleasant day out and is well worth the effort.
Set in a gorgeously lush tropical garden, it comprises about a dozen replicas of traditional buildings, including a golden teak palace inspired by the royal residence now housed at the National Museum, a Chinese temple and water garden, a Khmer shrine, a Sukhothai Period teak library set over a lotus pond, and a European-style mansion, fashionable with Bangkok royalty in the late nineteenth century. Some of these structures have been assembled from the ruins of buildings found all over Asia, but there is no attempt at purist authenticity - the aim is to give a flavor of architectural styles, not an exact reproduction.
This is a must for culture vultures visiting Bangkok!!
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