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Chao Sam Phraya Museum

Ayutthaya, Thailand
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Ranked #23 of 31 attractions in Ayutthaya
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This museum features gold jewelry, Buddha images, ancient paintings and other objects that were excavated during the restoration of the well-known Wat... more » Owner description: This museum features gold jewelry, Buddha images, ancient paintings and other objects that were excavated during the restoration of the well-known Wat Ratchaburana. « less
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Chonburi, Thailand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Went there to see the gold & handmade jewelry on the second floor. Excellent collection.

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Macau, China
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

The National Museum is made up of two main buildings, and a few traditional style buildings on the corner of the parkland in the center of Ayutthaya. Several of the larger pieces are located outside the buildings, such as some stone Buddhas, or bronze pieces. Building number one contains the most interesting and well presented pieces. These include artifacts found... More

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