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Discover the Many Charms of Old Bangkok With Siam Society

The Siam Society has planned a single-day excursion titled “The Old Bangkok II: Beauty, Delicacy And Legacies Of The Past,” which features a schedule of visiting four historic structures in the city, on May 13.

After last year’s educational tour to four Thai-European hybrid architecture buildings in Bangkok from the eras of King Rama V and King Rama VI, this new journey will be spearheaded by Navamintr Vitayakul, who will lead attendees in discovering more stunning architectural wonders.

The adventure commences at the auditorium hall of Vajiravudh College, formerly known as Mahadlek College.

Initially a school comprised of wooden structures and thatched rooftops established in 1911, the auditorium hall and four Thai-style buildings were subsequently incorporated, featuring designs resembling Wat Benchamabophit situated across the nearby Dusit Zoo.

Next, the group will proceed to Phaya Thai Palace, which was once King Rama V’s preferred retreat. The location was later repurposed as a 5-star hotel while concurrently serving as the Royal Thai Army’s medical headquarters (eventually becoming Phramongkutklao Hospital).

The venue currently operates as a museum, housing numerous captivating structures.

The following destination for excursionists is the Sai Suddha Nobhadol Building Museum, as well as three historical buildings within the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University’s grounds, formerly a royal court within Dusit Palace and a leisure area favored by King Rama V and the royal family.

The tour will culminate in a visit to the ancient Phraya Burut Rattana Ratchaphanlop House, also recognized as the residence of Nop Krairiksh, who served as a chamberlain during King Rama V’s reign.

He meticulously designed and adorned the house in a Victorian-Gothic style, emphasizing floral and foliage patterns.

Reservations should be made by May 2 and it cost THB 4,900 (THB 4,500 for members) to join the exciting tour.

To reserve a spot, email or call 02-661-6470–3 ext 205.