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Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

Muang Kao Sub-district, Sukhothai, Thailand
(055) 612167
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Ranked #18 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The extensive collection of art objects and antiques of the Sukhothai style are divided into three parts: Ramkhamhaeng National Museum building, Lai... more » Owner description: The extensive collection of art objects and antiques of the Sukhothai style are divided into three parts: Ramkhamhaeng National Museum building, Lai Sue Thai Memorial building and the outdoor museum. « less
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Queensland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After visiting the historical park in Sukhothai we spent approx.1hour viewing artefacts and sculptures on display in the air conditioning .There is English signage on most displays showing Thai history and culture in and around Sukhothai , one display of a model village has a running commentary in English explaining the work required of the people living within the village.... More

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Ban Phe, Rayong
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As a Thai history buff, I really enjoyed this museum a lot, but the layout is not the best. The good part is that there is a lot of English descriptions along with the Thai. This area around Muangkao is rich in Thai history and the museum displays artifacts from the days Sukhothai ruled Siam. BTW if you have a... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A country cousin's overview of a rich cultural era in SE Asia's history. Worth it but don't expect a first class museum like NY, London, Paris. etc.

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Melbourne
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Unfortunately much of the museum was closed to visitors which they didn't tell us on the way in (entry 150 baht). There are some lovely exhibits and an interesting reconstruction of the tunnel excavated at Wat Si Chum.

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The cost for the museum is 150 Baht, even though the parks are only 100 Baht! However, it is a nice museum, full of interesting things, well laid out and cool. It is right beside the bus stops so is easy to find. Really worth checking out to see all the old artifacts from Sukhothai and around Thailand. It's also... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Although it's quite a small museum with relatively expensive entrance fee of 150 Baht compared to the 100 Baht for the Sukhothai Historical Park, it provides a very good perspective on the history and context of Sukhothai and Thailand as a Buddhist nation. I really enjoyed the first storey exhibits on the Buddhist narratives and history of King Ramkhamheang who... More

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Norddeutschland
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398 attraction reviews
533 helpful votes 533 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It is a very small museum which is a pity since the town would deserve a much greater one. But it gives a very good background of the history of the place and you will walk away definitely with more wisdom about the history and the religion of the place. As it is airconditioned it may give a nice rest... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Tip: ticket is 150B, but Thais just pay 30. A huge difference. Cons: awful bathrooms. Rude staff. Overpriced. The museum is a waste of time and money. The 1st building is completely irrelevant. In the 2nd the most interesting thing is the original walking Buddha.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

The highlight for me was the air conditioning. Some of the historical accounts are interesting but I expect more from a museum. A good activity when you want to escape the heat.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I found the museum to be very informative. Many wonderful exhibits about art, language, history, religion, weaponry, ceramics, etc., that enhanced my knowledge and understanding of the Sukhothai Kingdom and the history of Thailand.

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