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Bangkok is the capital and most populated city of Thailand. It is a lively city with much to explore. During a journey to this fantastic, action-packed city, take some time out to visit the enchanting M.R. Kukrit’s Home which is the home of the former Prime Minister.
M.R. Kukrit’s Home is a complete contrast from the Bangkok city life. The home is beautifully positioned amid picturesque gardens and ponds. It is a heritage museum located in downtown Bangkok’s South Sathon Road. M.R. Kukrit’s Home comprises of five teakwood houses built around 100 years ago. The five homes display a rich collection of antiques, ceramics, books and fine arts. You can explore this charming complex at great ease by staying at any of the nearby luxury hotels. Bangkok is world renowned for its many international class accommodation options. For instance, you can stay at the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn which is located just a few minutes away from the city and M.R. Kukrit’s Home.
M.R. Kukrit, Thailand’s 13th Prime Minister was a multi-talented person. He was a writer, poet, national artist and politician. He has written over 40 novels, short stories, stage plays and poems. His charming and cozy home hidden amid lush gardens in a quiet street off Soi Suan Plu in South Sathon is complete with wealth of personal artifacts and cultural treasures. A walk through his home gives its visitor the chance to understand the personality and lifestyle of the former Prime Minster as well as Thailand’s art, culture and literature.
The five houses that form M.R. Kukrit’s beautiful Home is connected by wooden corridors. It took him nearly 20 years to build the entire complex and each house is filled with things that he adored ranging from ceramics, Buddha statues, furniture and much more. The home also features a library with English and Thai books. The compound is surrounded by well-maintained gardens, ponds and miniature trees.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.