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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 4 weeks ago

Finally made it to the museum, near Sanarm Luang. Surprised iniatially by the 200 baht entrance fee but it was well worth it. It is beautiful. Comprising dozens of different buildings a numbe of which are undergoing renovation. The main building (1) houses a wonderful...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Phil P
Reviewed May 9, 2019

This is a big site with lots of halls to look round. Lots of very impressive gold work, ancient weapons and information. 200 baht to get in. The cafe at the entrance/shop is good and cheap.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019

good place to learn about thai culture in a nice buiklding , again early in morning is the least crowded with chinese tourist!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank pierre m
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Let me walk you thru a brief background of the museum. This museum complex was built around 237 years ago as a palace of Siam second king, this position was superseded by "crown prince" title in 1886 during King Rama V reign. The building complex...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 298manits
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Whenever I think museum I think one building but this is more of a museum complex with several buildings, some of them purpose built, and others structures of a former palace that was converted to a museum in the late 19th century. I was handed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mai2055
Reviewed April 13, 2019

If you are interested in the Thai history and why people do the things they do, this should be your first place to visit. You will walk through the years of development and see why the King 5 is so respected among the Thai people....More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank bufalobil
Reviewed April 12, 2019

The museum has a 200 baht entrance fee and having gone in the main hall, you might think that’s it. Please pick up the leaflet and read it as it gives you much more to go and look at. In fact the whole place takes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ourbackpackjourney
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Alot to see, well laid out, the funeral caskets and carriages for Royal family fantastic. All sort of artifacts on display, takes a good 2hrs to see, if your lucky may see a traditional dance or play.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank philboden
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

The Bangkok National Museum is a real gem to visit. Located near the Grand Palace it's well worth add in when your in the area. Some amazing statues and artifacts from the history of Siam on display. You will see an stone that has the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
4  Thank wyldfamilytravel
Reviewed March 30, 2019

it shows Thailand history, mostly about its religion, most of the pieces exhibited there are about Buddha, oldest are related to the 17th or 18th century, still it is not a waste of time, it contains interesting staff. you can take up to one hour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from lastword2016 | Reviewed this property |
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