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The National Museum Bangkok

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Banglamphu
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Reviewed yesterday

You can discover the history of this very interesting country by this visit. You dont need even a lot of time. Step by step you can better understand the unsure distance to the neighbours country of Cambodga. Also the colours of red and yellow have...More

Thank Rasta_RAI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum consists of a compound of several buildings, each providing a glimpse into various aspects of Thai history. Entrance fee was 200 bahts per adult. This would’ve been a really cool experience and a great educational moment for first timers in Thailand like myself....More

Thank travelermei
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we didn’t have access to all parts of the museum due to sections closed for a Royal festival, what we did have access to was beautifully stunning. The displayed pieces of art and archeological treasure depicted the various centuries with stunning clarity. So much...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent several hours wandering around here. It's not the most straightforward place to get to - taxi is easiest but it can be difficult to get a taxi to leave due to its location near the palace (they mostly refuse to use the meter)....More

Thank Judy12343
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has recently been renovated and Inside you'll find a large number of paintings, sculptures, bronzes and prehistoric art from Thailand and other Asian countries. We only saw a small portion of the museum because we didn't realise there was more in the back...More

3  Thank Barbie F
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Be careful, they did not informed of this, like 40% of the museum is in renovation, charged 200 baht per person, the historic view is basic influence by hindu, China and egipt

2  Thank richard m
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Good overview of artifacts from earlier times in thailand and siam. Half of the museum is currently closed for refurbishment. 200 bath to get in. Be aware of scams from tuk tuk drivers that tell you it is closed. The want to take you to...More

1  Thank Jos B
Reviewed 22 August 2018

As a first-time visitor in Thailand I decided to go to The National Museum in Bangkok in hopes of learning a bit about Thailand and the Thai history. The visit completely exceeded any expectations I could have had. I can only recommend anyone going to...More

Thank Mia T
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

A great way to get a better understanding about the Thai people and country. Its very well done but going through renovations currently. Makes sure not to miss the Chariots they are worth the price by themselves.

Thank Brody R
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Despite ongoing construction this museum is well worth visiting. Items are housed in separate buildings by categories, so you can choose what most interests you. I loved the sculptures in the first building next to the ticket booth. Parts were organized by historical periods and...More

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CarmenN1453
26 December 2017|
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Response from lastword2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when we visited in November it was free to get in. This, we were told, was because of the King’s death. Although there are renovations going on, there is still much to see, and there were large crowds including many... More
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userno2017
22 November 2017|
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Response from imdotkenny | Reviewed this property |
the entrance fee is 200 baht for non locals. photography is allowed in the exterior, but prohibited in some of the galleries.
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GaneshGan
26 August 2016|
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Response from michellelui2412 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee for adult is 200 baht and it is free for kids. There is no near MRT. You can take ferry and get off at the same pier as the Grand Palace. Use Google map and walk for about 10 -15 mins. The museum is closed on... More
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