Chao Sam Phraya Museum, Ayutthaya

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  • This museum, though not large, has a big enough collection of artifacts to illustrate the material culture of Ayutthaya during its heyday (1351-1767). According to the museum curator, there are about ...  more »
  • This museum contains parts found on the historic site of Ayutthaya. 2 parts contain the treasures of temples. Beautiful jewelry dating back to the XVI century.
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  • This National Museum has few surviving artifacts, jewelry found in the ruins of temples and palaces of Ajutaji, mostly from Wat Ratburana Temple Wat Phra Mahathat, and much more. The Museum is located in the Centre, not far from Wat Phra Si Sanphet and occupies a large area, two buildings and traditional Thai House. Here are exhibited products and statues in bronze and stone, wood, ceramics, wood carvings, jewelry, etc. charge 150 baht.
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  • From a whole day going around in this ancient rich area the museum was a major positive blast. Jaw dropping objects can be found here! I seen only half of everything and it is hardly to grasp for me what a major collection dear rama 9 and his people display here. Words cannot discribe and pictures cannot display the importance of this museum. This history is so powerful and amazing. I wish i could go back right now but it is in the middle of the night and the museum is surely closed. I had an amazing day... i HAVE to study more and use my heart to understand what we are allowed to experiance in this area and museum. Beware you will have to take time to be able to see the ancient beauty. You will have to take your best self and all the good intentions you have to in order to understand only a little part of what is left of this megalitich past. The people who have build this land/country and these temples have suffered and worked so hard!!! Let buddha and his people take you on an adventure that will change your life. I am only allowed to display and share a little part here (there are treasure area's where we are NOT allowed to photograph for all the obvious reasons). In fact no where in the museum you are allowed to record video. Flash lights are strictly forbidden (you might damage its richness). Wear socks and not everything is wheelchair accessable. Logically the personell in this museum is more than willing to help you experiance its beauty and importance, please be patient. Take a whole day if you can for this museum and dont forget to sit outside and drink a cup of coffee, tea or snack. They have excellent treats and drinks at the parkinglot. Please enjoy and open your heart and mind before going! There are specialist tour guides to help you understand Thai and all objects displayed! Ask at the reception or call the museum for more info! For starters scan the bar code in my photos and install the museum app on your smartphone. You will also find info on the science museum there!
  • So many great historical pieces. Need to improve on the way to display and explain these things. And a lot of great precious are not allowed to be pictured.
  • The gold of Ayutthaya is an impressive sight with a most fascinating story to be told. Unfortunately, it is difficult to learn much from the sparse and partly poor English translations. Exhibits are generally well arranged.
  • Good to see the treasures of ancient Ayutthaya and a Buddha Relic. Tour is a little short, but you do get to see some really awesome things from hundreds of years ago
  • My two cents about this museum:- 1. The surrounding was clean and well taken care of, 2. Overall GOOD amount of display items. However, when I was there, quite a number items were borrowed by other museums and why it seem like everything lump together? 3. (Very) lack of Thai to English translation. Better description of an item would give us a better understanding of the wats and the old city. 4. Quite a lot of school children were there. I suspect this venue is kind of like an education centre too. 5. Should have at least 1 guide or person which can tell you a story/ guide in this museum. Sadly, even the relics rooms (2 rooms) PICs are busy with their handphone without much paying attention to you/ your questions. 6. Besides the main building, the 2nd and 3rd (Thai traditional house) buildings had no visitor in it, none English translation of the artifacts and no one at the counter. 7. Should be a first stop to visitor when visiting this old city. So "very" much improvement needed.
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