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The National Museum Bangkok

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Address: Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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+66 2 224 1333
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09:00 - 15:30
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum, considered the largest in Southeast Asia, houses a vast...

This museum, considered the largest in Southeast Asia, houses a vast collection of antiquities including prehistoric art, murals, bronzes, exhibits from other Asian countries and ceremonial carriages used by royal families.

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The Museum has a program of voluntary guides, English, French and German-speaking who meet at 9.30 a.m on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I was fortunate to arrive in time to meet an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mandaroseblade69
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monique is a native French speaker but gave the English language tour when we visited during Song Kran week and there were staffing issues. She was truly awesome - for three hours she stood and walked us around. Deeply knowledgeable about Buddhist imagery, folk tales, syncretism, the chariot that would carry the King's ashes.... I will never view mudras the... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is next door to the university building. A large conservation project is on going, some of which can be seen in action. The museum is near other historic sites such as the standing Buddha (30m high). Some ancient objects 1800 years old. Amazing funeral carriages.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum has a program of voluntary guides, English, French and German-speaking who meet at 9.30 a.m on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I was fortunate to arrive in time to meet an English-speaking guide who had an extensive knowledge of the exhibits and their cultural context/history. Without this I would not have appreciated many finer points.The guided part lasts for an... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful collection of Buddha's dating from 1500 years ago demonstrating how the art of different Asian countries has influenced Thai culture. The Red house is a beautiful wooden building worth visiting just to see the shine on the floors. The wall paintings in the shine out spectacular. Well worth a visit. Make sure you give yourself enough time to see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were quite disappointed with the quality of exhibits. Luckily, we knew something both of Buddhist iconography, art history and Thai history or the visit would have been totally lost on us. Certainly this museum can't compare with the Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia where great care has been taken to explain the context and significance of the... More 

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum houses a lot of Buddha's and a collection about things formerly used in the palace. Part of the museum is closed, because of renovation. The funerary carriages were very interesting, but they were being restored, maybe because they will be used because of the death of king Bumipol.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like museums this should definitely be on your list when visiting Bangkok. The collection is quite big and there are quite a lot of galleries even though some parts of the museum are being renovated.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My favorite parts were the remainders of the royal facility here: pavilions, palace, funeral barge, palanquins, etc. They also had a wonderful array of art, including wonderful archeological finds.

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Dibrugarh, India
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The museum house has a wonderful collection of statutes and of Vishnu along with other sculptures.Well worth a visit.

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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