This former royal residence consists of eight traditional Thai teak wood houses and a newer museum structure, the Lacquer Pavilion, as well as an elegant garden. The museum houses a collection of pre-historic Ban Chiang artifacts and fine arts items, theater puppets and more.
Join Ruth Gerson as she guides us around this very special place, the Suan Pakkad Palace Museum in Bangkok. The name translates as "Palace of the Lettuce Garden". It opened to the public in 1952 and was once the home of the Thailand horticultural society.
The 17th-century Lacquer Pavilion, the most significant structure there, was brought from Ayutthaya, dismantled and re-assembled at the palace compound. It is a classic example of a Buddhist library. The Marsi Gallery (when there is a show) exhibits a number of contemporary artworks.
Date: Thurs, January 25th
Time: 9:30am–NoonLocation: Meet at Suan Pakkad entrance, a few minutes walk from BTS Phaya Thai. (A map will be included in your confirmation email.)
Cost: Member ~ Free to sign up/RSVP. Pay 100 baht entrance fee on the day
Nonmember ~ 300 baht to sign up + 100 baht entrance fee on the day
Limit: 18 persons
Leader: Ruth Gerson (Her contact info will come in your confirmation email.)
Deadline to RSVP online is Tuesday, January 23rd
IMPORTANT: Per AWC policies, there is a nonmember fee as above. Once you register, you are obligated to pay unless you cancel by the published deadline. Many AWC-organized activities / events / lunches have upfront costs (hire of vans, hotel booking, etc) that are shared among participants. Thank you for understanding.