Neilson Hays Library

During lunch today I went wandering up Surawong Rd to a new 7-11 that had opened up to get my green tea and continued up the street a little more only to stumble upon something completely unexpected – a library!

The Neilson Hays Library is held in a beautiful Victorian style building with mostly western books (I didn’t see anything in Thai actually) and, while it’s not large by any sense of the word, it is definitely beautiful to look at – for me anyway. They happened to have some paintings of flowers on display as well, which were so nice that I even considered buying one and sending it off to my mum (until I came back to the reality where I have no money).

The website is at and I would recommend any and all to visit it.

12 Comments so far

  1. him (unregistered) on September 24th, 2005 @ 1:48 pm

    Just for info, the Siam Society (just by Suk. MRTA) also has a nice selection of mostly historical books.

  2. nocturn (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 5:01 pm

    SLOW around here lately. doesn’t anybody have a comment on the weather?

  3. bangkokmom (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 3:41 am

    we go to this library twice a month to borrow children’s books … saves lotsa $$$ :)

  4. Ben Harris (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 8:14 am

    ah yes, they have a nice childrens section. I thought the steps they had so the little ones can reach the top shelf were very cute :)

  5. uzbekcelia (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 2:31 pm

    Oh yeah, I used to go weekly when I was a kid to check out the asterix and tintin comics. And the Nancy Drew books. I’ve got very fond memories of the place.
    They also have painting exhibits in the Rotunda occasionally.

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