Chang Ton (Royal Elephant) National Museum

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Chang Ton (Royal Elephant) National Museum

Chang Ton (Royal Elephant) National Museum
3.5
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Neighborhood: Dusit
When wandering around the Dusit Palace grounds, you'd almost forget you're still in a Southeast-Asian city. The Renaissance-style buildings and leafy gardens wouldn't be out of place in an European capital, and the serenity here is in stark contrast with the chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit seems to have stood the test of time. Come here to find family businesses in traditional shophouses, small-scale local markets and streets unfazed by modern city life.

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287endres
Espoo, Finland26 contributions
Museum "disappeared"
Feb 2018 • Family
Sounded to be a good place to visit, however the museum is virtually non-existent now. It looks that the enlargement works of the new palace has swallowed it. The taxi driver went round and round and gave up finally.
Written February 7, 2018
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TravelGiraffe
Geelong, Australia237 contributions
Half Closed
May 2016 • Couples
There are meant to be two sections to this museum but one half was closed. There is a bit of information about white elephants in the first section, however the brochure shows more stuff and a huge elephant statue. That was not there. Disappointing. Spend ten minutes here, but nothing more.
Written May 22, 2016
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Dune_UK
Rainford, UK68 contributions
Very small
Aug 2013 • Solo
This single floor building is based in the vimaneck palace grounds on the dusit zoo side. It's has a little information about the history and reasons for the white elephant being important. Death by elephant was an interesting punishment! However it's very small and takes 15 mins to visit
Written August 31, 2013
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Pat W
Edmonton, Canada60 contributions
White elephants
Feb 2012 • Couples
If you are fascinated by white elephants and have a desire to learn more about them, then this is a great place to learn. Very few tourists, displays are in English and Thai, the exhibits quite tired, but, overall a good explanation of the role of white elephants and how they are selected. If you have no interest in white elephants, I would think you would be completely underwhelmed. Visited in 2010
Written January 10, 2013
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