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ABOUT US 27-July-2019

The Museum of Floral Culture

The brainchild of internationally renowned Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul, The Museum of Floral Culture is Bangkok’s newest tourist attraction. Created specially for lovers of flowers, nature and those with an interest in Thai art and culture, it focuses on Thai floral culture – an important part of the Thai way of life. The museum also features unique exhibits of important floral cultures from civilizations across Asia such as India, China, Japan, Laos and Bali/Indonesia.

The Museum of Floral Culture is located in the quiet residential area of Dusit. Built in the reign of King Rama VI, it is housed in a beautifully preserved, 100-year-old teak mansion with colonial architecture, covering a total ground area of 1,800 square meters that has been transformed into an impeccably-landscaped Thai-meets-Zen-style garden.

TOUR

English and Thai Guided Tour

All tours at The Museum of Floral Culture are guided tours conducted either in English or Thai during our normal opening hours.  The tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Round 1 time  10.30 am.

Round 2 time 11.30 am.

Round 3 time 1.00 pm.

Round 4 time 2.30 pm.

Round 5 time 4.00 pm.

and Final Round time  5.00 pm.

Japanese Guided Tour

Starting from Wednesday October 24, 2012, the Japanese language guided tour at The Museum of Floral Culture is graciously conducted by our Japanese volunteer Ms Maki Fujii.

*Please note that there are 2 Japanese language tours on every Wednesday.

The first tour starts from 10.00 am. to 11.15 am.

••••••The second tour starts from 1.00 pm. to 2.15 pm.

The Director’s Tour

An exclusive tour of The Museum of Floral Culture conducted by internationally renowned Thai floral artist

Sakul Intakul can be arranged upon request. As the creator and the director of The Museum of Floral Culture, Sakul Intakul will personally lead you through the exquisite collection of The Museum of Floral Culture—a promised enchanting floral experience. During his tour, Sakul Intakul will take you on his personal floral journeys through Asia with a focus on Thailand, well-equipped with his two-decade experiences and insights in the world of floral arts. The Director’s Tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The fee of The Director’s Tour is 12,000 baht per group with the maximum of 12 persons per tour.

Please call 02 669 3633 for further information or send an email of inquiry to info@floralmuseum.com.

Exhibition

DUSIT GALLERY

The Dusit Gallery contains old photographs from the National Archives
that evoke the exuberance and intricate refinement of Siamese floral culture
as far back as King Rama V’s time.

WORLD OF FLORAL CULTURE

The World of Floral Culture fills another room with items selected to reflect the unique
floral identities of India, China, Japan, Laos, Tibet and Indonesia (specifically Bali).

Given pride of place is a 1756 scroll that Sakul stumbled upon in a Tokyo bookstore.
It explains classical shoka flower arranging, in which practitioners of ikebono – the oldest school of
ikebana – used a three-branch asymmetrical style.

TEMPLES OF FLOWERS

The exhibits in the Temples of Flowers focus on the interrelationship of forests, waterways,
communities, peoples, cultures, and flower cultures. Lessons are drawn from a conflict
that embroiled residents of Saeng Pha, a village in northern Loei province’s Na Haew district.

HERITAGE OF THAI FLOWER CULTURE I

Revealing the secret which is the heart and soul of Thai flower culture,
The Heritage of Thai Flower Culture 1 tells us the story of how Thai flower culture has evolved
amidst the tropical climate setting of Thailand where flowers, petals, leaves or other part of plant
materials are sewn, pinned, weaved, tied, and folded to fabricate different forms of Thai floral art.

HERITAGE OF THAI FLOWER CULTURE II

With the emphasis on banana leaf works, The Heritage of Thai Flower Culture 2 exhibits
fine examples of traditional Thai foliage art. Banana leaf is twisted, folded, rolled, sewn,
and pinned to create Baisri—Offerings to Divinities—or Krathong—Floral Floats or Leaf Containers.

PEN, PENCIL AND POSSIBILITY

An upstairs room of The Museum of Floral Culture exhibits original sketches of various works
created by Sakul Intakul. The highlight of Pen, Pencil, and Possibiliy is the historical floral work
that graced the state banquet in The Grand Palace in 2006 which marked
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th anniversary on the throne.

GARDEN

The Garden of The Museum of Floral Culture is also part of the exhibit, a living exhibit indeed.
Beautifully landscaped with an exquisite Thai pavilion as the focal point, The Garden of
The Museum of Floral Culture boasts a complete collection of living plants and flowers used in
Thai floral culture. The Garden of The Museum of Floral Culture also has on its ground trees,
and plants that grow in the auspicious directions according to the old Thai belief.