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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Description: This museum features gold jewelry, Buddha images, ancient paintings and...
This museum features gold jewelry, Buddha images, ancient paintings and other objects that were excavated during the restoration of the well-known Wat Ratchaburana.
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Good for a quick stop

The museum is small in size but its informative inside. The staff will give you a tour in group and talk in English which is good. Your not allowed to take photos inside that's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2013
franciscyril
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Chonburi, Thailand
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Union City, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
83 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a two-floor museum that requires you to remove your shoes before entering. There were two rooms of some jewelry and artifacts but they don't let you take pictures. I think there is better stuff to see in Ayutthaya, so you may want to skip it.

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India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The musuem is well planned. Has two floors. And there are a lot of arifacts and items that were discovered in the tombs and other wats. there are two airconditioned areas that contain gold and other valuables but those cannot be photographed. the price of the museum cost me 120Baht.

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Phuket
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Plenty of Historic artifact on display but nothing near to the display at the Bangkok Grand Palace Needs much more interactive displays and info materials and less of repetition !

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Kiev, Ukraine
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158 reviews 158 reviews
121 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This museum had a really nice collection of artifacts from the old capital. Everything also had an English translation. So it was enjoyable to spend some time browsing around inside. Worth the stop.

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Chonburi, Thailand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
62 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The museum is small in size but its informative inside. The staff will give you a tour in group and talk in English which is good. Your not allowed to take photos inside that's I don't know why. You can buy post cards a bit cheap and souvenirs.

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Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

If you are visiting Ayatthuya you need to visit this museum to see some of the artifacts that were found in the area, as otherwise it is of course a city of ruined temples (the result the sack of the city by the Burmese in the 1760's).

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San Francisco, California
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32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Entry costs 150B. I would definitely recommend visiting this museum before Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Ratburana because it explains the history of the temples and contains gold and gemstone treasure unearthed at each. There is no such (free) info available at the Wats. Not every display in Building 1 has an English translation and nothing in Building 2 is... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

If you have time, beyond seeing all the wats, spend a few hours at this museum and get additional perspective on Ayutthaya and the role this city played in Thai history. We especially enjoyed the gold exhibits on the second floor and the reconstructed buildings on the site. Reconstruction was still going on and it will be nice to view... More 

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France
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100 reviews 100 reviews
13 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a fairly big museum but there is not that much to see. The ticket refers to three buildings, but one of those was closed. The main museum had quite a good collection of old artefacts, and lots of Buddhas (if Buddhas are your thing). The second building was very uninteresting - lots of ceramics but the descriptions were... More 

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Ayutthaya, Thailand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Chao Sam Phraya Museum is located on Ayutthaya's city island on Rojana Road opposite Ayutthaya's Rajabhat University. The museum is named after the third son of King Intharacha (r. 1409-1424), who once on the throne as King Borommaracha II (r. 1424-1448) ordered the construction of Wat Racha Burana (the Monastery of Royal Merit) on the cremation site of his father... More 

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