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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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Thai Buddhist Trinkets

Remember to take your shoes off, and not to miss the massive Buddha head. There are three buildings, so be sure to see them all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chino Hills, California
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Aldershot
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

150 baht for foreigners 30 baht for Thais. Small museum with lots of old Buddhist statues and trinkets. You need to take your shoes off before entering.

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Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Remember to take your shoes off, and not to miss the massive Buddha head. There are three buildings, so be sure to see them all.

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Union City, California
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Ayutthaya Province  >  Ayutthaya

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