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The National Museum Bangkok

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This museum, considered the largest in Southeast Asia, houses a vast collection of antiquities including prehistoric art, murals, bronzes, exhibits from other Asian countries and ceremonial carriages used by royal families.
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Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Phra Nakhon
+66 2 224 1333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is thoughtfully organized and the displays are worthy of your attention and patronage. I appreciated learning about the various artistic styles in Thailand over the centuries, the appreciation of the differences and intersectionalities of the eras, and the influence that each of them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ZestfulLiving
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is huge but spending some time exploring a few areas is very instructive. Need a guide though. The first temple has very nice paintings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Getaway37475618179
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located a few minutes walkaway from the Palace,but I was disappointed by its contents,for the standard 200B entrance fee. The objects are displayed in several large houses,with two being earmarked for Buddha statues going back 1200 years . Indian influence was great,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blackpoolsteve2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice collection of Thai and other Asian objects, including statues, musical instruments, transportation used in royal funerals and other objects. Pity that only part of the museum is renovated, this makes a big difference. Recommended anyway.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ben1275
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum with a load of artifacts and special exhibits. Check out the dance and music hall. Also the hall of wheeled royal carriages/boats. Well displayed with info in Thai and English. Free on Saturdays, 200 baht otherwise. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the best is it is totally free to visit the museum and at some time of the day they offer free tours, recommended to join one of those free tours

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dicaparaviajantes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good museum. The exhibits are written in Thai and English. A few of the buildings are under renovation so closed but the remaining building are open and some have air conditioning which is a blessing. For 200 baht it is well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gerleg12
Reviewed December 14, 2018

For 200 baht you can get away from the madness that is Bangkok. They give you a map with all the numbered buildings and you wander around in peace, very few tourist. Most of the buildings have been updated and are cooled by fans and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

My friend, who is a volunteer guide of this museum, took me here and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This museum is one of the biggest in this part of the world. If you have time you can view many items leisurely. The magnificent Chariot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jap-in-Singapore
Reviewed November 18, 2018

If you want to learn Thai history from pre-historic period to the present. The museum and its display arts, objects and artefacts will show you all in half a day visit, or perhaps the whole day, if you have time to spare. The first building...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hi, when we visited in November it was free to get in. This, we were told, was because of the King’s death. Although there are renovations going on, there is still much to see, and there were large crowds including many... More
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Sawadee ka & hello, Appreciate some comments & recommendations on these: There will be 3 of us in Bangkok from 19th -24thMay,2013 & leaving 25th early morning. 2 people for sightseeing & a person on business, staying at Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Hopefully on some evenings & night my spouse can join us for some night views & dinner. I have compiled itinerary but have not slot in which days to visit what. Sightseeing: THE GOLDEN MOUNT (WAT SAKET), ERAWAN...More
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Thank you so much for your reply. This saves many confusion on my part. Btw, would you recommend any tour agent ? Thank you.