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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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  • A great insight into Thailand and it's history. Not much people here. not very far from Grand Palace. Allow at least 2-3 hours and hire a guide if you can. New exhibitions during the Mourning for His ...  more »
  • Located within walking distance from Khaosan Road you'll find the National Museum. The museum entrance fee was free of charge during the mourning of HM the king. The museum is self-guided tour to see ...  more »
  • The Museum is divided into several buildings, some of which were, unfortunately, closed for work during my visit. The choice of the objects present, from several civilizations and spanning 20 centuries, is vast. As everywhere in the country, a lot of parts in connection with Buddhism. A room is devoted to the traditional textiles. The superb palanquins and Golden Royal trolleys are particularly impressive.
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