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Royal Barge National Museum, Bangkok

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Follow the hand-written signs through alleyways to Royal Barge National Museum, a hidden gem displaying the royal fleet of boats used for national ceremonies. Once serving as transport for the royal family along the country's many rivers and canals, nowadays the boats are monuments of history, coming out for grandiose occasions only. Observe the intricate ornamental details on the vessels, which bear religious importance and symbolism. Though a little off-the-beaten-track, it's worth it just to see The Golden Swan, the king's personal barge carved from a single piece of timber. Take a look at our Bangkok trip builder to schedule your visit to Royal Barge National Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Buy this ship golden sculpture of some years ago, wanted to see the real thing just took me to the Coordinator's. This is where it's very difficult to understand. The entrance from the road "garage? "I leave the narrow roads have not so far come from backyard with people like people. I go on its own was not impossible. Is not too popular I moved all design and beauty of the sculptures of the ship and, & photos. Only ships located in the Chao Phraya River here, not the other attendants ship dozens of boats run parallel to it. And in the sense of time travel, such as to be inflated imagination. It is what you want to see. Fee is 100 Baht recorded admission fee 100 Baht shoot (photos)
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  • Great place to visit though a bit difficult to find. The decoration on the barges was amazing. Quite a few to see. Also had toilets there which was a relief! 
  • 這裡擺放很多的龍舟,每一艘的長度、樣式都不同。這裡也有英文的龍舟介紹,對船有興趣的朋友可以參考來這裡。 
  • I used to get to this place first by ferry to the Wang Lang or Railway Pier and then by walking to the bridge over Bangkok Noi. From there thru a military compound to the museum. (Before that, it was a circuitous walk thru a warren of waterway residences to the museum and actually a much more interesting journey.) Once there, I believe the visit is free unless you want to take photos for which it'll cost 100-200 baht, can't recall exactly. But I can't imagine taking the effort to get there and not taking photos.
  • Really good and calm place to visit
  • Nice place, learn something through the exhibition.
  • Nice stop if you are doing the long tail boat trip.
  • Great place
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