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. Arrange your visit to The National Museum Bangkok and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bangkok using our Bangkok holiday maker .
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  • I loved seeing and reading about the artifacts as well as understanding the history of Thailand. My favorite part was seeing the chariots used at the royal funerals. I wish there were better signage i...  more »
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and the free day Japan guided tour of volunteer staff. Very easy to understand, such as history of the story of Buddha and traditional art, King, just go to the tour absolutely is recommended. Thank you to our volunteer guides.
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  • A good collection of loads of Thai artefacts from many different periods but a lot of the main exhibits where closed when we visited, about 1/2  more »
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  • The museum is best appreciated with a guided tour, which runs twice a week in five different languages. Our English guide, Anita, was exceptional. She spoke with passion and rigor unlike anything we experienced before. The museum provides interesting insight into the royal family and Thailand's intersection of Hindu and Buddhist cultures.
  • The facility has numerous buildings. They currently have many buildings under renovation. The areas that are open are lovely. The removal of shoes other than the temple should be stopped. The royal carriages are beautiful.
  • Really nice and enjoyable to go and walk around. It seems more like a park than a museum. Its fun to see the royal chariots
  • Definitely worth a visit. You are going to see Thailand history through old rare stuff like clothes from hundred years ago, paintings, etc
  • This was a highlight of our stay in Bangkok. There were several exhibition areas, and although some were under renovation, there was still plenty to see. There were so many great artifacts from Thailand's history and culture. Definitely worth visiting!

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