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Chao Sam Phraya Museum

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Address: Ayutthaya, Thailand
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This museum features gold jewelry, Buddha images, ancient paintings and...

This museum features gold jewelry, Buddha images, ancient paintings and other objects that were excavated during the restoration of the well-known Wat Ratchaburana.

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A cool relief from the Temple heat.

This very elegant building is situated a little way from the main temple sites. The quality of the artefacts is exceptional and the displays are easy to view. Pity there isn't a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very elegant building is situated a little way from the main temple sites. The quality of the artefacts is exceptional and the displays are easy to view. Pity there isn't a lift to first floor.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The Chao Sam Phraya National Museum consists of a two-story complex, grounds and lake at the front and additional buildings and lily pond behind the main building. A little more costly than some museums but the 150THB entry fee includes all buildings on the grounds. The main building is two levels. No photos are allowed inside this main building. Leave... More 

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Thank FormerCaliBoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent introduction to the history of Ayuthaya, many well preserved statues laid out in such a way to invite comparison between eras and styles. About 50% of the descriptions were also in English so additional guide might be handy but not essential. The golden artefacts excavated from the ruins were fascinating and very beautiful, it makes the surrounding sites much... More 

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Kawit, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

The museum showcases the excavated treasures from ancient temples in Ayutthaya. The Buddha images here show the visitors how different times in Thai history resulted in different representations of Buddha. There are also a big number of gold artifacts in the museum. However, our guide said that Thailand does not have a gold mine and all these gold came from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The main attraction is the hoard of golden objects found in the foundation seposits of various temples (at least what was recovered from the thieves...), some are extremely fine and delicate. The museum also offers a sketchy introduction to the Ayutthaya kingdom, it is a good place to start a visit, especially as it is located right on the road... More 

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Thank andrasz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The museum is really worth a visit it's a good trip on a really hot day or a rainy day. It's all about the Buddha relics found from the Ayutthaya kingdom age. It is really interesting to see where and what they found in these temples. And its also cool to learn about the history of Ayutthaya and what happened... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum has some amazing artifacts. they have two rooms that you are not allowed to take pictures. These rooms have gorgeous jewels and gold fond inside a Temple. It's a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

This museum is definitely worth a visit, there are sculptures and items in the manicured garden and lawns around the buildings also. Lovely setting, small area for sales at the ticket counter mainly books. The place is spotless. Not expensive worth every cent. As mentioned strangely you need to take your shoes of even though this is not a temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Maybe the museum has been updated but I doubt it, anyway the museum actually has 3 vaulted rooms with 1 on the ground floor and 2 upstairs located at each end of the building. Unfortunately in all of these rooms photography is prohibited however you can snap away in the other parts of the museum. My advice is to read... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

This museum is all about artefacts found in Ayutthaya and Buddhism during the Ayutthaya kingdom era. There are a lot of gold collection and Buddhist defects. Worth the visit if you wish to understand more on this old capital Siam. Do note museum is closed on royal holidays and Mondays & Tuesdays.

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