Banglamphu is a neighborhood that has its own special history and finally, there is a museum open specifically to honor this unique heritage. Pipit Banglamphu is a museum devoted to preserving the stories and traditions of the original residents of this community.
Banglamphu actually gets its name from the Lamphu cork trees that were famous in the area. The neighborhood covers the Phra Athit, Wisut Kaset and Dinso Roads as well as Ratchadamnoen Avenue. The most famous street in the area has to be Khao San Road, of course! Cultural attractions that have tourists flocking include the Phra Sumen fort and the Democracy monument.
Pipit Banglamphu calls two beautifully restored buildings its home that used to be Thailand’s first printing school. There is space for temporary exhibits, as well as exhibits detailing Bangkok’s history. The highlight is in the teak building, which goes in great detail to describe the lives of the many craftsmen, traders and ‘normal people’ who called Banglamphu their home. Guests can enjoy bilingual exhibits using multimedia elements, model displays and murals to paint an immersive picture.