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A pleasant museum/café close to Santa Cruz Church in the small Portuguese enclave of Bangkok. Well worth a visit and now much easier to access from Sanam Chai MRT Station. If you eat at the café be prepared for a long wait and confusion over...More
I enjoyed my afternoon spent in this charming little museum housed in a 100-year-old house. The museum was very personal, showcasing not only a section on early Portugese settlers in Bangkok, but the late owners personal belongings, stories and photos. The late owner appeared to...More
Set in an almost 100-year old house in the Kudichin community, this little museum shows some of the 500 years of Portuguese history in Thailand. Most of the house is kept the original style with the possessions of the last owner. There's a small shop...More
This is a great museum if you are interested in Eurasian culture. The Portuguese went to Bangkok as soldiers for the Siamese kings a few centuries ago. Many of them settled down and married local women. These Portuguese descendants, unlike the Portuguese Eurasians in Macau,...More
I went there for professional reasons as a journalist and was surprised with people passionated about their roots... it's important for the Portuguese/thai to keep their history alive and let others know about it
The best thing about this area is that it seems to largely be off the map for most tourists to Bangkok. We were there for around 2 hours and saw at most 15 tourists. The museum is a fascinating glance at how this community originated,...More
Going there is a little bit tiresome, but definitely worth it. Take BTS to Saphan Thaksin, then express boat line in direction Nonthaburi until station 7 and finally cross the river by ferry. Kudichin is absolutley off the usual touris paths, an oasis of calm....More
This free-entrance museum was set up by a local Kudichin family and tells both the story of the local area, particularly the Portuguese influence, and the life of a former Kudichin owner of the house, who was educated in England.
The museum is easily reached...More