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The Old Bangkok: The Beauty, Delicacy and a Legacy Heritage of the past

On Sunday, 30 August 2020, The Siam Society is arranging a study trip for members to spend a Sunday visiting invaluable residence and 3 old temples, all in Bangkok. All have interesting historical background, long history and are parts of artistic achievements of Thailand.

1. Wat Chong Nonsi. This temple was probably built in the Ayutthaya period. The architecture style of old ordination hall and the mural paintings inside are in the style of the late Ayutthaya period. It is a distinctive style and technique from temples built during Bangkok period, and therefore make a very worthwhile study.

2. The Praya Srithammathirat Residence, a building of historical, archaeological, and artistic values. This house is a property of the Crown Property Bureau, located in a school’s compound. It is a splendid historical building that reflects the beauty and delicacy of the past craftmanship. The house design reflected the western influence as well as artistic, creative, and nature-loving personality of the owner.

3. Wat Traimit and the Golden Buddha. The world’s largest solid-Gold Buddha is housed in this temple and was only discovered to be made of gold in 1957. This magnificent Sukhothai-period seated image of the Buddha is 3.04 m. tall and weight an estimated 5 ½ tons.

4. Wat Rakhang Khosit Tharam. This temple was built by King Rama I and so named after its sonorous bells. The ordination hall was built in the reign of King Rama II and was extensively restored. The beautiful Tripitaka Hall or wooden hortrai, which contains fine mural paintings dating from 1788 are good example of paintings of early Bangkok period. This temple also possesses an important collection of manuscript chests.

When you last visit to these 4 places. Joint this trip, we selected you choose, it will be your unusual Sunday.

The trip will be including lunch at Ruen Urai Restaurant, located in a beautifully restored 100-years old Thai golden teakwood house decorated with fine antiques and elegant silk-covered furnishing. The Restaurant is a part of the boutique Rose Hotel, surround by lush tropical garden and overlooking the pool. It is the stunning setting for one of Bangkok’s fine Thai cuisine destination.



Sunday 30 August 2020


Mr Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant of The Siam Society


The group will leave The Siam Society by bus at 09:00 and will return to the Society at approx. 17:30




Note – To comply with the measures recommended by the government due to the COVID-19 pandemic protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. The Society kindly ask our participants to follow the safety and precaution measures that have been declared by the government and health organisations.

The contribution of THB 2,800 (THB 3,300 for non-members), will cover transportation, lunch, gratuities and other costs incurred to make this trip possible. It also includes basic travel insurance for the benefit of each participant. The Society makes no representation about such insurance and recommends that you obtain sufficient additional insurance to more fully cover you for all risks, if you do not already have it. Each participant will be required to sign the Society’s standard release and indemnity form before embarking. There is a 4% surcharge for credit/debit card payment to cover bank charges. Please pay by cash or cheque payable to “The Siam Society”. Alternatively, you can transfer the money to The Siam Society travel account at TMB Bank, Asoke Branch, saving account no. 053-2-18000-7. Please fax or e-mail the deposit or transfer docket to us.

For further information and bookings please contact Khun Prasert at Tel. 02-661-6470-3 ext. 504 or Khun Supanut Tel. 02-661-6470-3 ext. 506, Fax 02-258-3491 or email: The Society office is open from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday

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