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Royal Barges National Museum

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Address: 80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State...

The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.

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If want something different to do in Bangkok try the Royal Barges National Museum, it accessible from the tourist ferry although the directions from the terminal are not so good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If want something different to do in Bangkok try the Royal Barges National Museum, it accessible from the tourist ferry although the directions from the terminal are not so good. The barges are beautiful and it is not expensive to enter. It gives you a insight of Thailand that many people would probably miss. This seems to be a hidden... More 

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Thank Geoffrey A
Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a bit difficult to get too. We took a long tail fast water taxi. It was good fun too. You are charged extra for taking pictures and you will want to! We were amazed at the beautiful work, imagination and amount of work that went into these unique creations. Hint: Take pictures of the information bards accompanying the... More 

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Thank Sandy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a hot Bangkok day we ventured to seek the museum. Caught the tourist ferry and walked 20 minutes to the museum. Directions very hard and no signposting to guide us. Locals were helpful when they could speak English. We found it eventually inside a Thai Bavsl establishment. Once there the 100 bath entry was fine but not expecting to... More 

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Thank Andrew M
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide suggested this attraction and we are so glad she did. We were amazed by the craftsmanship, majesty, and beauty of the numerous barges stored at the Royal Naval facility. The barges, some of which date back to the 1800's, are still in use for special royal celebrations. There is a short film that shows how the specially-trained oarsmen... More 

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Thank 2beans2000
Comber, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting museum Short film that explains the history of the barges Need to purchase a pass to take photos but was very cheap We went as part of our day tour and were taken by private boat. Not sure how easy it would be to find on our own The barges are beautiful

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Thank Michelle F
Olsztyn, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is not easy to find, unless you take a boat to it. Even tuk-tuk drivers have difficulties finding it. The entrance fee is 100 bath plus 100 baths camera fee. But it is worth it. The barges are well presented and described. They are very interesting and their decorations are just fantastic. The craftsmanship of highest class can... More 

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Thank Jerzy G
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is a bit out of the way and requires more planning to get to but it was soooo worth it if you are into craftsmanship. There were maybe 8 barges there when we went. You do buy a ticket to get in if you will be taking photos. The barges are beautifully constructed! Would have loved to see... More 

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Thank WannaBTraveling2
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I've seen these barges up close. They are very beautiful and are definitely worth seeing. The actual royal processions do not happen that often. I believe the last one was like 5 years ago. The museum itself is next to a canal (a branch from the river) and has no direct road access. You need to take a... More 

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Thank Pemakorn P
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the barges in mid-February. The museum is on one of the Klongs and the boats are supported over water. We went in the morning and were the only ones there. The majority of barges are stored elsewhere but the big ornamental ones are here. These are more like 50 meter gilded war canoes rather than... More 

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Thank TheGreatVacationer
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly underwhelmed, long walk to get there.Must say the barges themselves were stunning & amazing , the uniform display & procession layout was very good. Fair entry price. Would benefit from some sort of refreshments. So get off public river boat at no 13, then halve hour walk.

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