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The royal barges represent a tradition that few others have as Thais line the sides of the Chaopaya river to catch a glimpse of these ancient river limos. When not used for special occasions, they are stored at this museum. It is a must see...More
Interesting museum tracing the history of the Thailand's Royal Barge Procession a ceremony of both religious and royal significance which has been taking place for nearly 700 years. There is a video presentation and then you can wander around the pontoons next to the boats...More
I’m just rating this as 3-stars, not good, not bad, because we could not find this museum and technically didn’t visit it, but I want to tell people how complicated it was to search for. We were a group with 2 grandparents who are fairly...More
Not worth the money. Espacially for photographers, they have to pay double plus cant use a tripod (they only say it once you are in). There are only 5 boats and Some side info stands, but they arent sxitched on. Overall bad experience...
this was an interesting museum trip for me. well, it was my first time visiting this type of museum. and it was my curiosity that led me here. it's very well preserved and well kept.
the only thing i wish was better was the path...More
My husband is a sailor so I was dragged along to see the royal barges. Quite a hard place to get to, but worth it when we found it. Most of them seemed to be being restored when we were there but there was still...More
This is a very unusual museum with the eight restored barges actually docked in the water - definitely a must-see with the barges’ sheer size (some over 100 feet long) and their beautiful artistry. Signage and displays onsite are very informative.
The problem is that...More
We were lucky enough to meet a fellow traveller who spoke with us about this ‘gem’ and we ended up joining him on his visit - we are pleased we did, it wasn’t on our list of things to do in Bangkok and it would...More
We took a water taxi to the museum. There were 8 barges on display and they were beautiful. The barges required from 30-60 oarsmen to power each barge. All were beautifully decorated with lacquer and glass. Each had a unique head and several had a...More
For a national museum, this is not exactly easy to get to! But persevere, it's worth the effort.
We took the Chao Phraya express ferry to Phra Pin Klao (pier 12). Then there is about a 1 km walk through wiggly alleyways to the museum....More
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To answer this you are best to look up the Royal Barges on the Internet, the barges rarely leave their Museum and I believe it was many years ago they ventured out and probably many more years before that even. The barge... More
To answer this you are best to look up the Royal Barges on the Internet, the barges rarely leave their Museum and I believe it was many years ago they ventured out and probably many more years before that even. The barge are more of an royal historic entity than displayed out of the museum