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Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

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Address: 100 Ratchdamneon Klang Rd., Bowonniwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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USD 595.65*
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Full-Day Thai History Tour from Bangkok
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Wonderful journey

The exhibition provides 2 tours, 2hrs each. I joined both so I spent 4 hrs there and never got bored. It tells the history and stories about Bangkok Rattanakosin area with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition provides 2 tours, 2hrs each. I joined both so I spent 4 hrs there and never got bored. It tells the history and stories about Bangkok Rattanakosin area with multiple media. English guide system is provided. Very fun!

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend 6 hours here. Make sure you have enough time because the two routines don’t always stick to each other in the schedule, so sometime you have to wait for the second routine after you finished the first one.The exhibition was the best I have ever been to in my entire life. They have a TRUE COFFEE inside the... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Along Ratchadamnoen Rd within the compound of Rama 3 Garden just outside Wat Ratchanadaram. An old abandoned building converted to exhibition hall offers local culture contemporary arts by local artist...it's not attractive enough Rattanakosin is the name of this part of the city where the gate entrance to the old city of Bangkok. gettin' here is ezy with water Taxi... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The concept is great and supposed to give you an overview about Thai history and culture in an interactive way. Main problem is that making the tour in a group with a guide - with quite limited English level - provided by the museum is mandatory. Unfortunately this means you are getting rushed from room to room. At the reception... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is not a quick visit - wanted to get that out first. Visitors must go with one of the guidees provided, and the tour - while free - takes close to 3 hours start-to-finish. For anyone interested in learning about Thai history and culture, the Rattanakosin Exhibition centre's numerous interactive displays are a good place to start. Good for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The place and building are really nice but the contents inside are not that interesrting for me ,because maybe I am a native that knows some of the history already. The staffs are great they know deeply what they are well-trained and know what they are talking about deeply.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The exhibitions here are great if you're interested in learning about Thai culture. You have to take their guided tours, which takes 2 hours each. It's not an option to go in without being a part of a guided tour. For us the tour was way too long, some parts were interesting but we didn't get to spend enough time... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This exhibition was recommended to me by the staff at the hostel. I decided to give it a try. I was informed that the ticket is free of charge up until Jan 31. I also wanted to borrow a headset for non Thai speaking visitor. I didn't bring my passport or 1000 baht a for deposit ( rookie mistake, always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We walked past it and decided to have a quick look. They told us that it was free and that we would have a tour guide so our expectations were not that high, honestly, but in the end this was a highlight for us. We learned a lot about Thai history and culture. We were actually the only non-Thai language... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to know the traditional Thai way of life and their cultural evolution. Very pictorial visit with photos and movies. The guides in each room explained everything both in Thai and in English. We learnt through photos, models and movies. It was not boring at all rather 2 hours passed very quickly. Taking Photographs were allowed in... More 

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