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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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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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This is my second year visiting Ayutthaya and unfortunately we happened to come visit on Monday and Tuesday when the museum is closed. Last year I visited the museum and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
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Coquitlam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is my second year visiting Ayutthaya and unfortunately we happened to come visit on Monday and Tuesday when the museum is closed. Last year I visited the museum and was amazed at the gold artifacts upstairs in the two vault rooms. The other parts of the museum are interesting with some wood carved doors and other things but overall... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Paid 150Baht for 3 museum buildings (pretty small area) with only the main building worth looking at while the last is purely dedicated to the current Thai Princess. The main attraction is held in 2 separate controlled air conditioned rooms - remains of whatever's left of the looted Ayutthaya Park - relic of Buddha and gold treasures. If only it... More 

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Thank lsparrow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

150 baht for foreigners, 30 baht for Thais (Imagine if we did that in England...) They assume everyone has technology and you have to scan a barcode on some displays in order to understand what they are. In one building there was no English at all. We tried to say this to the staff but they laughed. I love history... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You can visit and observe all the ancient stuff of kings in Ayudthaya Dynasty such as Gold Crown, sword, shoes and so on.

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Thank TayLunlaa
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 21, 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 18, 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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Thank OddtravellerIndia
Phuket
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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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Thank Subhashsash
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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