Museums in Bangkok

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  • pisan58
    Aarhus, Denmark151 contributions
    We enjoyed the house and the 'garden' with so many beautiful plants. Make sure to join a guided tour of the house.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Mohamed
    26 contributions
    Very organized and huge collection of displays.

    I was so lucky to be there while Banksy's exhibit was on display!

    Friendly and helpful staff.

    Don't miss the gift shop!
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Omni F
    Whitsett, NC190 contributions
    I have probably walked by the BACC 50 times but never stopped in -- my loss. What a beautiful display of artwork!
    The building is 9 stories tall, very open, and filled with interesting pieces of art, some of which are quite large. The building has a very open feeling about it and there are quite a few small cafes, coffee shops and tiny stores on the lower levels. And there is no entrance fee!
    Definitely worth checking out and I always enjoy supporting the small local shops. You will find some unique gifts here.
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • TorontoTradewinds
    Toronto3 contributions
    Based on reviews here we arrived early afternoon hoping to get a guided tour by an English speaking volunteer guide. We were told that tours are only run in the mornings. Still, touring on our own was fine. And it was good to get out the mid day sun.

    This is a very large museum with many buildings. It takes you through the entire history of Thailand including the pre-history from archaeological finds. We want to start at the beginning and do it chronologically. Over an hour and a half we managed several buildings that took us from the pre-historical period to the 19th century. There are very good descriptions in each room and far too much to read in a short visit. So many similar items makes skipping easy. It was very interesting to understand the many cultural influences from India especially and the spread of Buddhism throughout Thailand as well as the many kingdoms and changes of power and boundaries over time. The evolution of Buddhist art over time is interesting. We tired out after an hour and a half but were happy to not miss the royal funeral chariots in a building on the way out. They were large elaborate and very beautiful.
    Written 19 January 2023
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  • Odemae
    London, UK27 contributions
    We were looking for quirky things to do in Bangkok and this museum really hit the spot.
    Our guide was very informative and with good humour. The history of the area is fascinating and the exhibition items were very well laid out. I was expecting a seedy experience but it was not that at all.
    I loved the David Bowie section, being from a town where Bowie also visited once (and we now have a statue commemorating it).
    Highly recommended!
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • richiemccaw
    Singapore, Singapore187 contributions
    This was better than expected as I always thought Madame Tussauds mueseums were boring. There was a good mix of Asian, Thai and the usual celebrites/VIPs.

    We went first thing in the morning midweek in late December so there were only three groups of visitors. We could do whatever we want with the hands-on stations such as penalty kicks, dancing and Wii tennis. However these stations show clear signs of heavy usage and can do with better maintenance.

    These aside, I appreciated the effort that went into making these wax figures/sculptures.

    Decent value as part of a Klook attractions pass. It also helps that Siam Discovery Centre is a very nice place for shopping after the visit.
    Written 30 December 2022
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  • Oscardog16
    Adelaide, Australia873 contributions
    We have visited similar museums in St Petersburg and Berlin, so we knew what to expect. The exhibits are graphic and confronting, probably not suited to the feint hearted or children. The ancient 25 metre boat that was recovered from the riverbed is an impressive display. We spent 3 hours and just finished all the exhibits.
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • peterlondon91
    London, UK354 contributions
    Interactive museum about the culture of Thailand and how it has been influenced and how it has developed.

    Its a fun museum with lots of things to interact with.
    Written 3 February 2023
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  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand2,951 contributions
    Suan Pakkad or cabbage garden used to be the house of the grandson of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) but is now a museum. There are 8 rooms connected into a spacious house. In the rooms many artefacts from different countries and periods, not only Thai. Pottery, jewellery, carvings, musical instruments etc. Not a typical tourist place, so quiet. If you want to enjoy something different I could recommend to spend around 2 hours here. Photography inside is not allowed and entrance fee is 100 baht.
    Written 17 November 2020
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  • Thet Zaw
    Myanmar2 contributions
    I went there with my son. It is the excellent place to learn the history of Royal Thai Air Force. It's free to go inside. It showed many kinds of planes. The security guard is very kind and helpful. My son loved to explore the whole museum. He took hundreds of photos there.
    Written 8 January 2023
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  • dougs007
    Basel, Switzerland1,308 contributions
    A local friend suggested to visit this museum. Though having been to Bangkok many times, this is the first time I heard of this.

    The museum is modern and has various multimedia and interactive presentations on the history of Bangkok since 1782. Formerly called Rattanakosin, this is why the name of the museum.

    There is a small cafe called Golden Coffee. Part of King Rama IX’s initiatives for the growth and improvement of life of its people. The library in the mezzanine is very cozy and has a small collection of English books about Thailand, Bangkok, royalties and Thai food culture. Very instagramble.

    There are about 8 exhibition rooms. It is important to join the guided tour. I’d have to say this is likely the most pleasant one I have had in my whole life. There are different staff taking through different rooms. We feel overwhelmed by their hospitality and kindness. And of course this is part of the Thai local culture.

    On the 4th floor, there is even an enclosed observation deck where you can get an elevated view of the temples and surrounding nearby. We spent about 3 hours there.
    Written 25 February 2022
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  • boymomdfw
    Dallas, TX1,668 contributions
    Beautiful boats. These are the real boats used when the king floats down the river. It's not too busy. It doesn't take too long to go through it.
    Written 29 December 2022
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  • Mr Martin
    Rome, Italy30 contributions
    Give yoúrself plenty of time ( 1 hour wasn't enough for me ,hence I will return again )

    It's simply fabulous ,the guides are lovely if you need to ask questions etc
    The house really takes you back to a different era
    Written 24 November 2020
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  • Janet B
    Indio, CA62 contributions
    Just steps away from the steel and glass retail of Terminal 21 at the Asok BTS stop is this “northern Thai ethnological museum “. It is an exposition of the motivating beliefs, ideologies and practice of the Lanna lifestyle in northern Thailand through the exhibits in this original 19th century northern Thailand home. There are adequate signs in English and subtitled videos. You can read every sign and watch every video in about an hour. Opens at 9 am Tue - Sunday. Admission was 100 Bhat or about 3$.
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • jobst56
    Hamburg, Germany1,739 contributions
    If you want some peace and quiet, get off the (orange) boat at No. 6 Memorial bridge, walk across the bridge and within 10 minutes walk you are in this quiet and peaceful place.
    In the museum you learn a lot about the mother of two kings, King Ananda and King Bhumipol.
    Written 23 January 2023
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