The entrance to Bangkok’s oldest private residence, the So Heng Tai Mansion, which was built by a trader from Fujian, China, who settled in the Thai capital in the early 19th century. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Bangkok mansion, city’s oldest private residence, still owned by family that built it 200 years ago, who say ‘Selling it would be like selling out’

  • The roof leaks, floorboards are loose and pillars cracked in the 19th century Hokkien-style house that’s been in the Posayachinda family for eight generations
  • To the Sino-Thai family their riverside home is a burden but also a privilege. They turned down US$64 million for it, despite lacking the funds to renovate it
Topic |   Thailand
The entrance to Bangkok’s oldest private residence, the So Heng Tai Mansion, which was built by a trader from Fujian, China, who settled in the Thai capital in the early 19th century. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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