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  • October 01, 2010
  • 9:30 AM - 11:29 AM
  • Ratchatewi BTS, exit 1 (upstairs)
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  • Family members and out-of-country visitors of AWC members shall pay at the member rate.

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This has been fully booked as of 9/27. Please contact Germa to see if a spot opens up.

WALKING TOUR ~ Chinese Shophouses and Baan Krua Silk 

Our adventure this month will start from Ratchatewi BTS station. After passing the Asia Hotel we will continue walking through small streets. On the way we will pass typical Chinese shophouses. The front door of those houses is usually a folding door the width of the house, which opens onto the footpath.

Via a Chinese market and a cemetery, we arrive at Baan Krua, a 200-year-old community of Muslim Chams, originally from Cambodia, who did silk weaving. During World War II, silk weaving declined, but after the war, Jim Thompson revived the silk trade by working with the weavers.

The Darul Falah Mosque is the centre of the community. This mosque is made of teakwood and was built during the time of King Chulalongkorn.

The walk ends at the Jim Thompson House where we will have lunch for those who can stay.

Meet at Ratchatewi BTS station, exit 1 (upstairs)

Leader: Germa, germavds@hotmail.com

Limit: 15

Deadline to sign up online and pay at the office is September 28th.

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