M.R. Kukrit's House


M.R. Kukrit's House

M.R. Kukrit's House is a heritage museum on South Sathon Road in downtown Bangkok, Thailand dedicated to the former Prime Minister of Thailand M R Kukrit Pramoj (1911-1995).

It consists of five teak houses, the earliest of which is more than 100 years old. The reception hall was used for public purposes and for religious ceremonies, official receptions and banquets. A raised platform in the center was designed for the performances of the traditional Thai Khon Dance, with the ornate masks for the dancers displayed on the shelves. cite web|url=http://www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com/home-of-m-r-kukrit.html|title=Home of M R Kukrit Pramoj a legacy of Thailand's famous son
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There are artifacts such as a Chinese altar given by Teng Tsao Ping as a gift and old Buddhist scripture.

As a traditional Thai home, the garden plays a key role in the designof Kukrit's house. Two low walls either side of the garden connect the main hall in front to the houses in the rear of the property.

In the dining area there are two vases given to Kukrit as a gift from Mao Zedong of China. There are many tributes displaying the late prime minister's affection for dogs including paintings.

Left of the reception room is the living, reading and music room and on the right, a room which is a shrine for Buddhist prayer.

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