Once known as the Venice of the East, Bangkok has undergone steady but dramatic changes over decades. What once was a city filled with waterways and wooden houses, is now a concrete jungle of skyscrapers and modern houses. The Bangkokian Museum offers visitors the chance to take a look of what Bangkok was like before the metropolis that it is today.
The museum comprises of 3 distinct houses, all of which are more than a century old, owned by the Surawadee family. Warapon Surawadee is the current curator and owner of the museum.
Despite their age, the buildings are still in good shape. The first house you will visit is an old-styled home. It is comprised of two bedrooms, a changing room, a living room, and a bathroom. All of the furniture, appliances, and items that you see in the house have all been used before, when the Surawadee family lived in it.