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Bangkok Dolls, Bangkok

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Bangkok Doll Museum is a museum in Bangkok, Thailand.The Bangkok Dolls Museum was established in 1957 by Khunying Thongkorn Chanthawimol, who was a renowned doll maker who trained in the Ozawa Doll School, in Tokyo, Japan. The museum has a collection of more than 400 Thai handmade dolls and the museum is recognised internationally, being the recipient of the first prize at the International Folklore Dolls Competition in Krakow, Poland in 1978.Although the museum displays thematic aspects of rural life in Thailand, the hill tribes of northern Thailand, and traditional costumes from Thailand, there is a section covering traditional costumes from all over the world include Central European countries such as Poland, Russia, Hungary and Greece.One of the main highlights of the museum is the doll collection of characters in the Khon dance drama based on the Ramakien which depict the forces of good and the forces of evil. Miniature Khon masks are also on display.
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  • Go and have a look, collection of Thai Asian dolls, and a shop that sell genuine Thai hand made dolls, some are pretty beautiful . Now don't cross the city for it ... it could be a huge investment in ...  more »
  • So many beautiful dolls ever and I have not seen anywhere else, except this Museum! Presented both Thai and foreign dolls in national costume, and they're all handmade! Many dolls depicted in various stages of Thai life, whom here only. Here comes the monk, a number of peasant labors in the field, and that's the whole Thai village. The Museum has a shop where if you want, you can buy something for yourself or as a gift.
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  • The Museum / the factory is hard to find. Best with tuk tuk. I've added directions in Thai. Anyway, worth a visit and shopping. Thai dolls and dolls from around the world throng in a confined space. To an old lady who is somewhat difficult. No matter. Who wants to visit and buy, is right in here. Free, characters cost sightseeing of course more than industrial plastic junk.
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