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Posted by Ed 11 mths ago
Unique Chinese mansion

Hidden in a maze of alleyways in Talad Noi (a workers’ district bordering Chinatown), stately Sol Heng Tai Mansion is one of the last remaining traditional Chinese houses in the city.

Built by a notable Hokkien family some 200 years ago, the structure consists of four wings surrounding a courtyard, all in traditional Hokkien style. Passed down through eight generations, it still functions as a family residence.

The current residents operate a diving school (including a four-metre deep pool) and a beagle breeding kennel on the premises. Parts of the house have seen better days. (Sadly, its owners don’t receive financial support from the government to help restore it – the city is notoriously indifferent about preserving heritage buildings).

Visitors are encouraged to order something from the makeshift coffee shop as a way of contributing.

More https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/dec/17/locals-guide-bangkok-thailand-10-top-tips

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