updated : 25.4.2006


          I am Somporn Tralkarnboonchai and my friends and business partners around the world call me “Zhu”. I was born into a Chinese family of antique and silver dealers operating in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.

           Almost 10 years ago I opened my own business on the third floor of the River City Complex in Bangkok under the name of “Ancient Times”. Originally I traded both in South East Asian Antiques and old and new silver items and I still have a large antique ware house near by my shop to serve my regular customers or customers who ask me for specific items of South East Asian Antiques.

In my small shop “Ancient Times” however, at no. 353 River City, I deal today mainly in Silver. My high quality silver specialties include decorative items from experienced artisans from Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal. My customers are dealers, leading hotels in South East Asia, collectors and tourists from all over the world who share my passion for beautiful silver decoration with me.

Come to my shop and look at the many carefully hand crafted silver items on offer. All items sold are selected and inspected be me personally on silver content, craftsmanship and design and my own “Lotus Bud” hallmark guarantees that you buy genuine 92.5 % silver items and not some inferior, mass-produced silver look-alike made by machine.

If you do not find me in the shop, my assistant will take care of you but you can always call me at 0 9668 3639 for inquiries or an appointment.

Somporn Trakarnboonchai (Ms.)



“Ancient Times” can be found on the third floor (suite 353) of the River City Complex, an Art and Antiques Shopping Complex next to the Royal Orchid Sheraton, right by the main river flowing through the city of Bangkok.
You can reach “Ancient Times” by road or by boat.

If you stay in the Oriental Hotel, the Peninsula or ant other hotel along the river, simply tell the concierge that you wish to go to River City by boat.

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