It seems to be a theme in Bangkok to find old, traditional Thai buildings, transport them to Bangkok and then combine them with other old, traditional buildings to create a large, fancy residence. It was true with the Jim Thompson House, and it was the same with the Suan Pakkad Palace.
The architecture was very interesting, but I was completely blow away by the ancient artifacts that were housed in the on-site museum. Pottery dated back to 2,000BC. Jewelry worn 3,000 years ago. And so much bronze! It was breathtaking. We were not allowed to take photos of the artifacts, but I assure you, they are incredible to view! One of those reminders in life that our time here is short but what we do can have a last impact on the world around us...