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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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  • Interesting but many cinemas closed for remodeling, including the Imperial carriages are filled with scaffolding.
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  • Our guide explained in detail the architecture of each building and many of the statutes. You should allocate at least 2 to 3 hours to visit all the buildings in the compound.  more »
  • The Bangkok National Museum has antiques galore EP- There is an ancient Buddha statue inside with. We personally feel that quite enough. A long walk once and for all.
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  • Good place to spend time on weekend, although some of its parts are still renovating but the place can take a whole day to explore.
  • Long long time ago.... Come here you will know what is Siam legend.
  • Lovely architecture, also if the exhibitions are not so great.
  • It was free when I came there
  • Sources of gathering valuable relics of the country Thailand
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