Updated: Aug 21
At the Chao Praya River's meander in Bangkok Noi lies a luxury private stilts villa, Siri Sala Private Thai Villa, offering guests a vibe of the Bangkok Noi community, a view of Suwannaram Ratchaworawihan Temple at the opposite bank, complete serenity and a unique experience.
The villa used to be owned by a prominent family in Bangkok Noi before selling the property to a married couple, Irma Go and Kirati Thepsoparn, who fell in love with this estate while passing by on a boat tour. That moment inspired the couple to buy a house or land on the river bank. It must be fate because when the villa was on the market, the couple realised it was the villa they had seen on the boat tour years ago.
The recent owners tried their best to preserve the premise's past while adding new elements during the renovation. Some parts of the old house were repurposed as present-day villa furniture and decorations.
The only thing the couple left its structure unchanged is the small one-story wooden cottage, which is a perfect place for a game night or a sip and cigar. Guests can enjoy a selection of local spirits from the cabinet.
The Siri Sala can host up to twelve guests, with six guest rooms on the second floor of the Contemporary-Thai stilt house. It is an ideal location for a group of friends and family to enjoy a vacation together. The lower deck offers common areas for guests to relax and engage in leisure activities.
For instance, for those who like swimming or chilling by the pool, the villa swimming is big and wide enough for exercise or dipping. Plus, its location is an ideal spot for catching a beautiful sunset while lounging by the pool.
At Siri Sala, guests can relish their meals in a spacious dining room. The Resident Chefs whip up a variety of dishes that cater to guests' preferences and dietary needs, including Thai and Western cuisines and vegetarian options. The culinary team sources the finest local ingredients for their creations.
The dining room can be transformed into a classroom for those who wish to learn Thai cooking. Guests can choose to learn how to carve fruits or make some Thai dishes with Siri Sala's in-house chef. Guests can choose to go to the market, pick some herbs from the garden with the chef or have all the ingredients prepared for them.
Guests who are more adventurous and love history and culture can pick a tour programme from Siri Sala's excursion menu. These programmes were made to be highly educational yet simultaneously fundamental.
The Guided Boat Tour allows guests to discover Bangkok Noi. This historic community dates back to the Ayutthaya era when Bangkok was a gateway for foreign merchants to enter the kingdom.
Embarking on a boat ride, guests are accompanied by an archaeologist fluent in English to explore the history of the former capital's decline. As they travel, they discover the history of the Thai people who traversed these waters alongside their leaders, skilled artisans, and traders to establish a fresh settlement.
Alternatively, The Curated Tour, led by Siri Sala's certified guide, offers guests an opportunity to visit popular sites, including The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Suwannaram, Wat Ratcha Oroth, National Museum Bangkok & The Jim Thompson House Museum, and gain an in-depth, meaningful knowledge about these places' significance.
Siri Sala is a unique private villa suitable for people seeking privacy and an exceptional stay in Bangkok's mesmerising and historic area.
Siri Sala Private Thai Villa
Reservation: +6698 608-1999
Location: 28/8 Soi Charan Sanitwong 34, Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700 Thailand