Tab Kaeow Residence & Thai Soccer Museum

Tab Kaeow Residence
The Tab Kaeow Residence at Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom

The Tab Kaeow Residence was the very first structure built at the Sanam Chan site. It was designed as a typical English country cottage, right down to the three fireplaces (one of which even has a stove). As you might imagine, it doesn't look like the fireplaces were ever used in tropical Thailand.

The house was used by the crown prince while the Phiman Pathom buildings were under construction. After the primary residence was completed, the Tab Kaeow cottage was used as a headquarters for the Wild Tigers.

The lower floor of the building is now used as a museum of Siamese Football (soccer). King Rama VI was credited with promoting the sport in Thailand. On display are photographs and mementos from various world cup and Olympic national teams.

Note: No photography is allowed inside the palace buildings. You must leave any bags in the lockers provided before entering the buildings.