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         Siam Society
           Under Royal Patronage
            

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      The Siam Society building on Soi Asoke      SiamSociety2
     The Kamthieng House - An Ethnological
     Museum in the compound of the Society

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How to get there :
The Siam Society is located at
131 Soi Asoke (Sukhumvit 21)
Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel.(02) 661-6470 - 77,Fax.(02) 258-3491

Open daily from 09.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday.
Visitors can take the BTS sky train to
Asoke Station and then it takes 5-minute
walk to the Society.


(Bangkoksite Digital Photos taken on Nov. 3, 2001)

The Siam Society was established in 1904 by Thai and
foreign residents of Bangkok for the purpose of investigating
and encouraging the arts and sciences of Thailand and
examining the ways in which they relate to those of
neighboring countries. It was founded under Royal
Patronage with Crown Prince Vajiravudh (later King
Rama VI, 1920 - 1925), who both encouraged and
supported the society, as the First Patron.

The Kamthieng House (เรือนคำเที่ยง - เรือนล้านนาทรงกาแล)
This is an old teak house built in mid-nineteenth century
in Chiangmai, and it was offered to the Society. Then it
was dismantled and relocated on the grounds of the
Siam Society in 1964.

For further information please visit the
Siam Society web site : www.siam-society.org

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Spirit House
A small house in
the compound is
"protecting spirit".
Offerings of food
and incense are
made form time
to time to assure
the well-being of
the household.



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