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Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

Muang Kao Sub-district, Sukhothai, Thailand
(055) 612167
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Ranked #15 of 21 Attractions in Sukhothai
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Thailand- land of Buddha, the Buddha teaching was integrated into nation administration since Lanna Kingsom, following with Sukhothai Kingdom, Ayutthaya Kingdom, Thonburi and the latest Chakri Kingdom. Sukhothai story continued the glory of Lanna Kingdom in Northern part, to know it deeper and clearer, pay a vist to this museum. It is located next to the main entrance of Sukhothai... More

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Queensland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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642 reviews 642 reviews
397 attraction reviews
535 helpful votes 535 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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879 helpful votes 879 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: Muang Kao Sub-district, Sukhothai, Thailand
Phone Number: (055) 612167
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Sukhothai Province  >  Sukhothai

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