In the mid-1960, the rural provinces distanced from Bangkok did not have any connection nor resemblance with the capital. Consequently, there was not a single hotel nor any high-rise building. Instead, Rich forests and crystal-clear streams were general. In the best case, some rural provinces might only have a small inn for people to lodge during their work trip. Hence, a simple house offered the most equitable stay when visiting foreign provinces.
Since 1965, a historical wooden house built since 1870 was relocated here as a personal villa of the Prince Rangsit Prayurasakdi’s family and occasionally as an accommodation in Chiang Mai for notable dignitaries. It had been called “Faham Palace” once due to its location in Faham. Most of the dignitaries were a friend of the House Rangsit. From royalties of German, Italy, and Australia to foreign celebrities, even the owner of Aman Resorts group, Mr. Adrian Zecha had visited the place and was impressed by its heritage and modern amenities of its time.
The wooden house is over 100 years today and has since undergone numerous renovations, yet the original appearance is well-preserved. The high open basement was transformed into a dining room, while the upper area still serves as a magnificent and cordial accommodation equipped with a newly renovated pool at the front of the structure. As an added feature, the enhancements allowed guests to enjoy some recreational time in the comfort of watching the scenery of tranquil Ping River and with the backdrop of the picturesque Mountains.
To this day, this wooden house has been filled with countless mesmerizing stories since it was called Faham Palace and has currently been renamed “Baan Faham Suite”. The sheer amount of happiness and gratification from past visitors has transcended time and dispersed across this traditional Thai house, once was a villa of House Rangsit. It will continue to welcome the guests of Buri Sriping and deliver happiness, gratification, and smiles to the guests for many years to come. Utmost gratitude to MR Charuvan Rangsit for the information
Utmost gratitude to MR Charuvan Rangsit for the information