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King Prajadhipok Museum

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Address: 2 Lanluang Rd. | Registered Heritage Building, Phanfalilat Bridge, Bangkok 10100 , Thailand
Phone Number: 662-2280-3413
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Although this king ruled for only 10 years, his was the last reign of the...

Although this king ruled for only 10 years, his was the last reign of the absolute monarchy.

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An interesting immersion in Siam's history

Few objects, costumes, many pictures. This free entrance museum will interest those fascinated by the modern history of Thailand, especially the first half of the XXth century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Natchou
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Ile de France
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Ile de France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few objects, costumes, many pictures. This free entrance museum will interest those fascinated by the modern history of Thailand, especially the first half of the XXth century. For a couple of hours in a nice air con temperature (!), you find yourself immersed in the atmosphere of Bangkok and Siam of the 20's-30's. An enjoyable travel in time.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

King prajadhipok museum is very beautiful style building not to far from grand palace and no entrance fee. Like a listing in 1925 .

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is an excellent museum, perhaps the best one to introduce Thai 20th century history. This is a complex and tricky business, and of course one can't say here whatever one wants - all the more, to look at the 1932 events (which by now means were unambiguously positive, as a bunch of financially interested oligarchic officers are not everyone's... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Museum dedicated to King Rama VII displaying his personal effects, photographs and royal regalia. The exhibitions document Thailand's transition from absolute to constitutional monarchy. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm and admission is free. Worth a visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was nice to see how simple royalty can be. I found the both the building and the displays interesting to visit. And it was also a welcome break in between two outdoor sightseeing spots in the Bangkok heat, because of the museum's A/C system. Entrance is free.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

9am on a Saturday and was the only one there. Didn't charge me anything. Air conditioning. Modern museum with a bunch of things to see. Lots of English.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Display the history all about Rama VII. With English description. A nice building, free to visit. Very near to Wat Saket ( the Golden Mount).

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located near the Panfa Leelard pier at one end of a busy boat route along Khlong Saen Saep running across the city, the King Prejadhipok Museum is located in a restored neo-classical style 1906 building. It is across the street from the road leading to Wat Painayok Worawiharn. The museum contains documents and films about the King's life and two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was on my way to the Golden Mount and passed by this museum on the way and very glad I went in. A lot of Thai history with this King and Queen. Lots of exhibits and artifacts. A lot of details from the mid 1850s till a little after WW2. There was no admission charge when I was there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

As I recall Thailand got its name in 1937 (previously it was called Siam). In 1932 there was a military coup in which a constitutional monarchy was demanded. At the time the rulers were King Prajadhipok and his beautiful queen whose name meant "rays of sun through the clouds". Today I went to this museum and learned their fascinating story,... More 

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