BAAN SAO NAK -HOUSE OF MANNY PILLARS


Lampang (Thai ลำปาง) is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, Lamphun and Chiang Mai. The old name of Lampang is Khelang Nakhon.
Lampang is located in the broad river valley of the Wang River, surrounded by mountain chains. In the Mae Mo district lignite is found and mined in open pits. To the north of the province is the 1697 m high Doi Luang.
Within the province are the national parks Tham Pha Thai, Chae Son, Doi Khun Than, as well as the Huay Tak Teak Biosphere Reserve.

Baan Sao Nak (บ้านเสานัก) is old teak house,lanna style with 116 pillars,more than 105 years.
Present on Ratwattana Road is a sprawling and beautifully conserved remarkable structure called the Ban Sao Nak.
     Believed to have been constructed in 1895 by Mong Chan Ong Chandraviroj during the reign of King Rama V, this wooden teak house is a remarkable exhibition of Burmese and Lanna style of architectures, also known as the Northern Thai style of architecture. Ban Sao Nak has become one of the main tourist attractions in Lampang.

     According to the Thai language, Ban Sao Nak means “house of many pillars”. Baan Sao Nakis an extravagant and unique blend of Burmese and Lanna architectures. As many as 116 square shaped teak pillars are present in this house, thus giving the house its present name. While the verandah around the house is designed in Burmese style, the roof, general structures and the showcase are constructed in Lanna style.

     Giving a distinct ambience around the house is the 133 years old huge Sarapee tree that is present in front of the house. Another interesting place to visit inside the house is the huge rice storage area present on the northern side.

      The house was once considered as a symbol of forest wealth present all around the province of Lampang. Ban Sao Nak was once the residence of late Khunying Valai Leelanuj, a wealthy individual who belonged to the Burmese race.  Now, this house has been converted to a private museum housing a huge collection of owner’s personal possessions, intricately carved antiques and delicately woven handicrafts. Some of these items include laquerware, silverware and ceramics. Present inside the house is a souvenir stall. Ban Sao Nak is also used as a venue for gala traditional Kantoke dinners and wedding ceremonies.

      Ban Sao Nak is open to visitors everyday from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm and admission fee is 30 baht per person. "http://www.thailandbuddy.com"
Baan Sao Nak
Lampang, Thailand- Baan Sao Nak
6 Ratwattana Road, Ta-ma-O
Lampang 52000 Thailand
Tel/Fax (o54) 227653, (086) 9107408, (083) 2060160 Open everyday : 10.00 A.M  5.00 P.M
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43 comments:

razortek said...

pillars and pinoy :O
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Naj said...

the interior of the house really looks old school.
it looks nice.

snoobyy said...

so many beautiful pictures.

Classically Trained Nub said...

Absolutely beautiful.

thecatzpajamas said...

take me to thailand goddammittt

chasityxo said...

gorgeous! i would love to go there :)

waliz said...

hi panda, we are neighbour..im from malaysia..very nice house and great views.follow u through google connect :))

Lewis said...

I wood like to go there in vacation:)
very nice places

Atheos_Cirno said...

30 Thai baht = 1.0013 US dollars
That house looks really cool, wish i could travel.

amidoinitrite? said...

this is relevant to just what I was thinking about

Tweek said...

Kewl story, bro! Followin

KnightOnlineGoldMaker said...

simply, beautiful.

Lexxie said...

wow man looks like such a great place to visit

swizzfor said...

thats cool structure

AimlessTendencies said...

Very nice lodges!

Pope Smurf said...

Woah man... it's stunning.

Mr. Smith said...

very very pretty.

snoobyy said...

some incredible houses there.

Home Alone Stoned said...

i'd like to visit this place some day

MacPCharmony said...

I am inspired!

Flav said...

That oldschool interior design is very charming, didn't know thailand had such tradition.
Wonderful, i'll be sure to look for that!

Nyuu said...

i would love to go there

Mesty said...

That looks really nice, and the garden underneath it makes it a good experience!
Mesty =)

Muhunty said...

superb pics really great stuff

Lewis said...

ur first photo is the best ;)

Chi-chan said...

Thailand looks amazing :)

SC2 Strats said...

wow! looks awesome!

Slumph said...

always so pretty =D

MacPCharmony said...

that looks like a great place to live!

The Square Circle said...

these are beautiful. wish i could visit.

Student said...

I looks a bit strange. Избушка на курьих ножках :)

Muhunty said...

i would actually go there and live my life in peace there. I am starting to get sick of the citys.

Lewis said...

i love ur 1st photo ;)

la comédie said...

nice post

Come At Me Bro said...

Love it!

Naj said...

no updates?

Muhunty said...

Nice place to live

Savage Nugget said...

Wow i dig this place.
Would like to spend a month there. :D

tigey said...

Cool place, maybe I'll visit it sometime :D

Lewis said...

nice photos man :) ;)

stocald said...

I like the building.

Lewis said...

very nice information ;)

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