Letting children learn about history is good for both their brains and minds. Things in the past may be gone, but it’s definitely not lost. By learning about them, we can use our knowledge to build better future for ourselves.
Here we’re talking about ‘Ban Sao Roi Ron’. This place is full of what you and your children can learn about.
Ban Sao Roi Ton, or Ban Pra Tab Jai, is a kind of traditional museum. It’s a Thai traditional house made of authentic teakwood, built in the year 1976 b y Father Kijja. Father Kijja wanted a teakwood house as his own residence. Therefore he bought 9 old houses from villagers and combined them into one large house.
The name ‘Sao Roi Ton’ can be translated into English as ‘hundred poles’. Yes. This house consists of over hundred poles. Each pole is over 300 years old and carved neatly.
Grab your children’s hand and take them in there. The admission fee is only 15 Baht per one Thai tourist, but it costs 20 Baht for a foreign tourist. That’s very affordable.
Inside the house, you will be stunned by many antiques and traditional things. They’re just fabulous. There are two floors of the house. So, start with the first floor, you will admire a lot of beautiful house decoration items. They’re all made of teakwood. There are many rooms. Just walk around but don’t ruin or touch anything.
Then go the the second floor, you will see more of teakwood furnitures. They’re valuable and worthy of visiting by people, especially young children.
Beside of teakwood furnitures, there are still many more, including old vases or blue and white porcelains.
How to get there
Ban Sao Roi Ton is located at 59, Area 13, Pa Maed District, Muang County, Phrae Province. To get there, you just have to drive along the Highway No.1023, for more information and comfortable, you can contact us to arrange the private tour and the tour guide for you.
Opening hours and Entrance fee : Opens daily from 8 am until 5 pm. Admission is 20 THB
Note : Not accessible for wheelchair user