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The National Museum Bangkok, Bangkok

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Go on a journey through thousands of years of Thai history and culture at The National Museum Bangkok, a treasure chest housed inside the former palace of Siamese viceroys. Originally established in 1874 by King Rama V to showcase his father's private collection of artwork, the museum now ranks among the largest in Southeast Asia and displays various aspects of Thai heritage. You can admire everything from precious stones to ornamental clothes, and from prehistoric artifacts to royal thrones. In addition to the rich Thai collection, the museum displays objects from other parts of Southeast Asia and China, including weapons, sculptures, and musical instruments. Information in English and multilingual tours provide context for visitors without knowledge of the Thai language. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The National Museum Bangkok and many more Bangkok attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bangkok tour planner.
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  • Perhaps the best part of the museum was the occasional exhibit space with air conditioning, but the curation of the various items on display is generally poor. What was most impressive was watching th...  more »
  • Reading the info and pictures on the website got us excited so we decided that would be the 1st stop of the day before the Grand Palace, Lying Buddha Temple and the Temple of Dawn. For a national muse...  more »
  • This was on my son's things to see but they were closed the day we went. The guards let us just inside the gate to get photos and this was very satisfying to my son. I'm not sure if he really needed t...  more »
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  • Really good place to witness the proud culture of Thailand. Art, Religion, Life style, Culture, History all in one place.. Not everyday they provide guided tours but if you go with a guide you can learn many things.. If you are a history lover like me then this place is like a heaven.. 😃
  • Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits here. Entrance fee 200 baht. Buddha sculptures and artifacts dating 1000 years ago. Exchange for a free audio guide at the counter using your passport. Visit the war chariot workshop which is currently doing restoration on the chariots for the funeral of late King Bhumibol in October this year. Word of cautious tho. Ignore if you are approached by a man in black at the front gate telling you about suit making. He's a scammer and the museum should look into this.
  • A couple of buildings have decent collections of Buddhist sculptures and statuettes, however I wish the descriptions were more informative. The museum has free English and French guided tours (you still have to pay entrance fee) at 9:30 am on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Grt collection, it's all worth for the money u pay as an international tourist, this museum will offer u grt insights into the past culture and traditions of Thailand.
  • Has information only about Buddha. Mentioned everywhere as top places to visit but would recommend otherwise