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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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Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 1333
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The National Museum in Bangkok is worth visiting if you would like to know more about the history of ghe country. There are sections that are air-conditioned and well explained also in English. But there are also other parts with exhibits which are poorly explained....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum was not expensive and is a bit out of the way. You can see all the exhibits in a few minutes. The grounds with the building complex was not interesting. Building 1 which has buddha statues and i believe it was building 8...More

Thank Johnny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started the trip there inconveniently when the taxi driver dropped us at the National Gallery instead of National Museum. We have to walk and jaywalk to reach out to the museum. The museum compound itself is very big. Collections are separated in different buildings....More

Thank Ade212
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an interesting place - we learnt so much about the history of Thailand and its development. About half of it is under development at the moment as it’s housed in (beautiful) historic buildings but the place was so huge the entry fee of 200...More

1  Thank Y2085TOemmaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read mixed reviews about the museum we were surprised by the quality of the exhibitions that were open - there’s currently a large restoration project underway on a few of the buildings but the main halls were open. The first hall shows the different...More

1  Thank asplund438
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of good stuff to see (even though some exhibits are being renovated), with lots of audio-visuals to view. You could actually spend a couple of days here if you watched all the a/v exhibits. Get the SmartMuseum app before you go, it needs some...More

1  Thank RiverCo45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to learn about Thiland and Bankok with many exhibits. Not all airconditioned so bring water. The little area with street food has lots of local dishes and are helpful to explain what they are if you are unsure or worried about the chillies. Recomend...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but not easy to find. Take a taxi. Under construction but it was worth it anyway. Some excellent old statues to see. If you are interested in history of Buddhism through looking at old works of art; then this is worth the short amount of...More

Thank gopkrs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank rai_ocho
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

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Steve H
15 November 2018|
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Response from PrafulM43 | Reviewed this property |
YEs no dress code
25 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
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.