Old houses to be renovated

The Treasury Department will renovate about 200 old houses under its ownership and rent them out to the private sector which may develop them into boutique hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported (August 12, 2019).

Developers must maintain the structures of these old houses, one of which is the 100-year-old Green House built during the reign of King Rama 5 in Pak Hai District of Ayutthaya Province. Twenty-one old houses and buildings in Bangkok will also be developed.

Buildings registered as ancient treasures by the Treasury Department must undergo strict screening by a committee before they are allowed to be developed.