Suan Pakkad Palace - สวนผักกาด
Suan Pakkad Palace, translated into English as "The Cabbage Patch Palace", is one of Bangkok's dozens of minor palaces, and is today a museum of Thai arts and culture. Suan Pakkad is often overlooked in favor of other bigger and more impressive palaces, so the grounds are almost always quiet and peaceful. The palace is close to the Airport Rail Link Phayathai (Terminal) Station, so it's even easy enough to visit during a short layover in the city. Although not many people visit Suan Pakkad, it's really one of the more interesting and authentic sites to visit while in Bangkok.
Location of Suan Pakkad Palace
Suan Pakkad Palace is located just a short five or so minute walk from Airport Rail Link Phayathai Station and BTS Phayathai Station. The palace is located down Sri Ayudhya Road just past Phayathai 1 Hospital.
352-354 Sri Ayudhya Road, Rajathevi , Bangkok 10400 , Thailand
History of Suan Pakkad Palace
Suan Pakkad Palace was once home to Prince Chumbhotbongs Paribatra of Nakan Sawan. The prince's home was converted into a museum by his widow after his death. It was opened to the public in the 1980s.
What is at Suan Pakkad Palace
Besides the beautiful and photogenic grounds, the palace is composed of a number of traditional teak wood buildings, each of which containing exhibits of traditional and rare Thai art and antiquities. The historic palace is made up of five traditional teak wood buildings. The oldest original building, the Lacquer Pavilion, dates back more than 450 years. One room is dedicated to traditional Thai musical instruments, and another is dedicated to traditional khon (Thai opera) masks. In each of the different pavilions, visitors will be given a close look at some traditional Thai arts and antiquities from the prince's private collection.
Admission to Suan Pakkad Palace
Admission to the Suan Pakkad Palace Museum is 100 baht ($3).
Dress Code at Suan Pakkad Palace
Unlike at the Grand Palace, the dress code at Suan Pakkad is much more casual. Visitors should dress politely and appropriately, although there is no set dress code. Visitors are permitted to wear shorts.
Also in the area (Phayathai)
Suan Pakkad Palace is near Phayathai 1 International Hospital. It is also quite close to Airport Rail Link Phayathai (Terminal) Station and BTS Skytrain Phayathai Station. Nearby are Victory Monument BTS, Ratchathewi BTS, and Siam BTS, where you can find lots of cafes, shopping malls, and restaurants. The palace is within a short walk of the BTS and ARL station.
Important information about Suan Pakkad Palace
The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum
- 352-354 Sri Ayudhya Road, Rajathevi , Bangkok 10400 , Thailand
- Museum hours : Daily. 9.00 - 16.00 hrs.
- Tel. : (662) 246-1775-6 # 229, 245-4934
- Email : email@example.com