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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
09:00 - 15:30
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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We with friends visited this museum today. Very happy that we got an Indian Guide who did a splendid job of explaining the different aspects of the museum. She ably took us on a... read more

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Dibrugarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We with friends visited this museum today. Very happy that we got an Indian Guide who did a splendid job of explaining the different aspects of the museum. She ably took us on a tour. It seems this lady Anita knew lots of mythology stories of the past and hence could give authentic explanation of the art pieces housed there.... More 

Thank LiberBliss
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum comprises a number of buildings that were the former residences of the king's assistants. The buildings house the collections of the former kings including many of their chairs for riding elephants. I found it interesting as I've read about the history. The exhibits need to be better organized and maintained. Just felt like it was disconnected from today,... More 

Thank Directeur0
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting a little more from such a prestigious museum, it is undergoing renovation so many rooms closed. It seems to be lacking in treasures to show off with areas devoid of anything to look at. For 200 bhat, which is expensive compared to most sites around Bangkok we expected more. I think they should reduce their prices until... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Should have read the small print in the tourist information, but not all was lost. When looking over my map, an employee of the Museum came over and made some suggestions for places to visit that a tourist might not see as they are usually closed. However due to the period of mourning for the late King, they were open.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are based on the Khmer culture of Thailand and the transition from Hinduism to Buddhism. Although sparse, it gives a good picture of the Thai culture beginnings.

Thank Jurek B
Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Collection is housed in a park of older temple style buildings. On the day we visited many were closed. The collection of historical religious artifacts is better than most cultural museums and well selected. The collection of transport is a bit sparse. The art collection goes back to statues again that are nevertheless thought provoking and interesting. It isn't expensive... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your near the palace and have an hour to spare for 200 bht not bad, some interesting specimen of old trees and plants outside too.

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Chongqing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the free tour, which is offered in English on Wed. and Thurs. (also in German and French at the same time, German Wed I think), and it was excellent. It was run by an American volunteer--apparently this is the only museum in Thailand that allows American volunteers--and she was very knowledgable. The museum itself has many beautiful... More 

Thank Sarucane
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best museums in Asia. They have very nice pieces and artefacts. Some buildings are closed to refurbish them but the rest is just great. And the entrance is very low.

Thank Werner W

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