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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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  • If you don't know what to expect and the information you get at the entrance is insufficient ( on the internet there is little information to find ) , it is not easy to go around and to make choices t...  more »
  • There are a lot of beautiful treasures in the museum but it's a shame that half of it was closed for refurbishment. Regardless, it's still worth a visit to see the howdahs, the funeral coaches and the...  more »
  • Here are the collection associated with the ancient history of the country, collected from all the many provinces. So many beautiful artifacts and relics. Some items are under the protection of UNESCO.  The building itself, by itself, is not a small concern, very unusual and beautiful. 
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