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Royal Barges National Museum

80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“naval base” (3 reviews)
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80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Royal Barges National Museum was Part of a Longboat Tour we got from our Riverside Hotel. If you wish to take photos you have to pay(100Baht) to use your camera. The barges are spectacular and there are plaques along the way outlining the history...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting for about 30 minutes. Seems the kings like to spend money on ornate boats to use once a year.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This museum shows the old but still in use Royal Barques of Thailand. It is definitely interesting but no must see. It is easy to reach by TukTuk or taxi. You don't need more than 2 hours. Bangkok in general is not a city of...More

Thank Thorte09
Reviewed 25 November 2017

May have been unseasonable rainfall but the docks are flooded until low tide. That being said there are seven immaculately decorated barges along with the husks of vessels bombed to near ruins during WWII. Worth it if you're a history junkie. Entrance is BHT100 for...More

Thank Timo C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Got off at Wang Lang Pier - had a look at Google maps and could see I wasn’t really close. So found a Tuk Tuk and with a bit of help from having the Thai name on my phone - he took me to an...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Nice barges but closed on high tides! They are hard to find and you have to walk down narrow paths past backdoor gardens. Motorbikes are a pest! Worth a visit if you have done everything else.

1  Thank GPhillipsMBE
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I had a tour guide escort me to the Royal Barges by river boat. We took a motorbike ride to the barges from the boat dock. About 200 yards. The little paths are narrow and not well sign posted. However, the museum was well worth...More

Thank 674dan
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Take the ferry to PHRA PIN KLAO Bridge Pier and the walk around the school and on to a cement footpath that will take you through a suburban streetscape, You will know that you are approaching the museum when you see the hangar-like roof. There...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I had lots of time so I used BTS, Bus, and walking to arrive. Nice trip very cheap. The barges are pretty cool. Self guided tour. The carves on display aren't very old but they do have a few relics from Rama I days.

Thank Maughaum
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is an unusual and interesting place. However, beware, it is not that easy to find. I first ventured to the barge "repair shop" across the road and was kindly redirected by the workers there.

Thank Seasondtraveller
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1 December 2015|
Response from Vince M | Reviewed this property |
They have pictures of the barges from all angles and they cost 50 baht, very reasonable.
24 November 2015|
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Response from Teanna C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take a boat....I rented a tuck tuck driver all day and he took me wherever I wanted to go....
12 September 2015|
Response from twiddlybits | Reviewed this property |
To answer this you are best to look up the Royal Barges on the Internet, the barges rarely leave their Museum and I believe it was many years ago they ventured out and probably many more years before that even. The barge... More