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Address:

No. 19, Soi Phra Pinit
South Sathorn Road
Bangkok Thailand

Phone:

0 2286 8185

Fax:

0 2679 3630

Price:

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Description:

Antique Thai Teak houses, art collection, and carefully tended gardens. Home of M.R. Kukrit Pramoj (1911-1995), an Oxford-educated Thai Renaissance man. M.R.Kukrit was a great-grandson of King Rama II and an uncle of the present King. He was a respected scholar, novelist, khon performer, actor and 13th Prime Minister of Thailand (1974-1975). His novel, "Four Reigns" is available in English. It is in a residential area and perhaps most easily reached by taxi. The closest Skytrain Station is Chong Nonsi. Open on weekends and public holidays. There is a 50 baht entry fee with free guided tours available.

Published on 7/20/05

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Contributor: fsnyc [229] 7/13/05

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His novel "Four Reigns" was originally a serial in the Siam Rath (an evening newspaper which he edited). It is the story of an inner court (harem) educated Thai woman and her family which spans the reigns of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) to King Ananda Mahidol. Gives a fascinating account of life in and outside of the palace and provides insight into Thai people and their culture.

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