Upon arriving from Bangkok to Pattaya, visitors will see the Sukhawadee Mansion on the right side of Sukhumvit Road. It is actually a very difficult structure to miss. If anything else, Baan Sukhawadee Mansion was meant to be noticed.
Built out of the generosity of a rich and powerful private citizen, a businessman who owned the Saha Chicken Farms, the Baan Sukhawadee Mansion was purposed as a legacy to the Thai Kingdom. And there is no other legacy such as Baan Sukhawadee Mansion be found anywhere else in the country.
On first sight, the hues of the building might appear a tad garish to visitors. But upon closer inspection, you cannot help but admire the clever way in which pastel colors were employed to harmonize the different parts of the mansion. There are also areas in the structure wherein harmony of color is sacrificed for more bold use of it. For some inexplicable reason, it all seems to come together at Baan Sukhawadee.
Within the mansion, nothing was spared in terms of quality in the ornamentation. Although cameras are allowed inside, there are certain areas wherein the taking of pictures is not allowed.
A Chinese figure symbolizing a “bringer of good fortune” is found on top of one of the roof tops of the buildings. It makes for an interesting feature and further aids in making the Baan Sukhawadee Mansion a memorable place indeed.