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Kukrit’s Home

Posted on: 25th February 2016

Kukrit’s House is home of a former prime minister of Thailand- M.R. Kukrit and at present is a heritage museum and is under the surveillance of Fine Arts Department. It is located on a quite lane in Sathorn area next to the Soi Suan Plu lane.

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Highlights

It is said that 1911 born M.R. Kukrit when died in 1995 after a great eventful life, he left instructions for the house to be made into a museum. The house has five different teak wood houses out of which the oldest is about 100 years old. These five houses are said to be taken from five different places and were dismantled to pieces and were assembled at the present location.

In addition to the houses there is also a sixth building- a pavilion which was and is still used for public functions. The house covers an area of about two acres and all houses are connected to each other through a platform at the center. It is no less than a treasure house where various cultural gems and artifacts from Kukrit’s personal collection are preserved and are on exhibition.

A Brief Take on M.R. Kukrit

M.R. Kukrit was a multi-talented man who was honored as the national artist, was also a writer and a poet. During his life he contributed about forty novels to the field of literature in addition of numerous stage plays, poems and short stories. He was a great lover of dramatic arts such that he was even the part of Hollywood movie ‘The Ugly American’ cast. He was also a scholar in the field of Asian and Thai culture and had also written some reference works on the subject.

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Entrance Fee: It open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

Operating Timings: An admission fee of 50 Baht is charged.

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