When I travel, I often like to visit history and art museums.  They’re generally easy to find, they’re unscripted (generally), so you can stay for as little or as much time as you’d like, and they’re always educational; you can learn a lot about what people value by what they put in their museums.  Anyway, one day while I was staying in Bangkok, I had a meeting get rescheduled, which left a short part of my afternoon free.  I did a quick “things to see nearby” search, and found a heritage museum within walking distance from my hotel, so off I went.  The museum turned out to be the former home of M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, Thailand’s Prime Minister from 1975 – 1976, and was an interesting glimpse into Thailand’s past.  What you have to understand about the picture above, is this perfectly peaceful scene is tucked into the heart of Bangkok, a bustling and at times chaotic metropolitan (more on that next week)…which is exactly what I loved about it.  The museum turned out to be a nice little quiet getaway from the city.

The scene above of the home’s middle garden.  I loved water element and all the green.  What you wouldn’t know, however, is if you looked straight up through the trees, you’d see the skyscrapers of Bangkok.

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

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Cades Cove
19 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 7 Alley, Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

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