Almost everyone who visits the M.R. Kukrit Heritage Home in Bangkok leaves feeling satisfied. Before getting to the three reasons this home is special, it should be noted that M.R. Kukrit was the 13th Prime Minister of Thailand from 1974-1975. He had a passion for traditional Thai culture to the point where he consistently promoted it, and he was known for his unique and complex personality.
Personality and Legacy – Learn About Content M.R. Kukrit’s Lifelong Passions
Not many people serve as Prime Minister; write 40 novels, stage plays, short stories, and poems; and spend 20 years building a home from material bought from different parts of Thailand. M.R. Kukrit died in 1995 at the age of 84 but left a lasting legacy.
Gardens – Have a Memorable Time at the Exquisite Gardens
The gardens are an oasis and sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Here you will find tropical gardens, lotus ponds, fountains, manicured trees and a pet cemetery. The latter is a tribute to his dogs, including small statues and inscriptions.
When you’re in the gardens, you’re going to feel very relaxed. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to recognize and appreciate M.R. Kukrit’s pure heart and work ethic. Those two usually go hand in hand.
Library – Learn bout M.R. Kukrit’s Mind Through His Books
Sticking with the theme of M.R. Kukrit’s personality, pay careful attention to his library. He was a voracious reader, but he didn’t stick to one genre. You will find books on philosophy as well as fiction books. Explore these titles to gain a better understanding of how his mind worked.
Many visitors come to this heritage museum to see the prized and personal collections of artefacts. It reflects M.R. Kukrit’s diverse areas of interest and devotion to traditional Thai art, exotic plants and literature.
By Johan Fantenberg from Melbourne, Australia – M.R. Kukrit’s Heritage HomeUploaded by Magnus Manske, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24000444