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This museum features gold jewelry, Buddha images, ancient paintings and other objects that were excavated during the restoration of the well-known Wat Ratchaburana.
Ayutthaya, Thailand
+66 35 241 587
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very informative and well laid out. The QR reader was easy to use but I wish I had researched before going, I would have taken my headphones. Enough signs in English to understand the exhibition.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oscardog16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum showcasing relics & treasures found in the nearby temple & palace ruins of Ayutthaya.The museum treasures are really worth the visit, you will also get to read the history behind each Buddha statue. When you enter the museum you will so much at peace,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sailitravels
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

I totally agree to ben1275 - the museum gets even much better if you use the app „museum pool“. In he museum we had free wifi.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HannoSFA
Reviewed January 3, 2019

A fine collection of statues, different objects made of gold, paintings, etc. The interior could use a face-lift. Considerably smaller than the museum in Bangkok, but worth a visit if one is visiting Ayutthaya. Dirty toilets and the absence of anything resembling a restaurant (few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ben1275
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

The ground floor provides lots of historical information and artifacts. It is a must if you want some context for the beautiful city you are visiting. The english explanations are well written. However for the first floor and subsequent buildings no english translation is provided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank austinm408
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

A goof museum by Thai standards lots of interesting carvings and Buddha statues along with smaller artefacts which have been found in the area. The two vaults are a must see if you like gold.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank K413WQandrewb
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

First time visited alone in 2006. Yes I read all the writing on the exhibited and I learned a lot through observation Seconds time in 2009 with family who wasn’t very interested after all the ruin visits and didn’t want to lay the 600b entrance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank excess5
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I wouldn't say this is a must-see, even though I give it four stars. It is very expensive, even if you aren't on a budget, and probably not worth the price, unless you definitely want to see artifacts that were found inside the temples. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติเจ้าสามพระยา ... สถานที่จัดเก็บรักษาและจัดแสดงโบราณวัตถุที่พบจากกรุพระปรางค์วัดราชบูรณะ วัดมหาธาตุ รวมถึงชุดเครื่องทองและโบราณวัตถุอื่นที่มีอายุร้อยๆปี ที่ค้นพบในอยุธยา เห็นแล้วรู้สึกตื้นเต้นอย่างบอกไม่ถูก ปลื้มใจและตะลึงมากๆกับศิลปะงดงามจากฝีมือช่างไทยในสมัยก่อน ที่ในยุคนั้นยังไม่มีเทคโนโลยีอะไรช่วยปรุงแต่ง ใช้ฝีมือล้วนๆ แต่ก้อแอบเศร้าลึกๆ กับประวัติศาสตร์ของไทยบางเรื่อง ที่ลูกหลานอย่างเราน่าจะได้เห็นความงดงามและสมบูรณ์กว่านี้ทั้งโบราณสถาน, โบราณวัตถุ หรือสมบัติของชาติที่บรรพบุรุษไทยเราได้ทำไว้.. Chao Sam Phraya National Museum is a museum for archives and exhibits of antiques and treasure which found from the ruins of the old temples and the palaces in Ayutthaya...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CharlieConnection
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The museum introduces history of the local kingdom and how the ancient artefacts were discovered. It is a good place to learn key temples and admire the excavated gems. Do note the museum doesn't have air-conditioner.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Kate L
Day Trip (3 Replies)
We have previously booked with Tong and have would be keen to book with her in the future again. There are a number of different tours to Ayutthaya on Tong's website and I'm a little confused about which one to go for.... if anyone has any info about which tour would be best then that would be fantastic :-) we are keen to see a Wat or two and embrace the history but aren't interested in elephant riding! Any info at all would be most appreciated. List of tours on Tongs website below: ...More
January 03, 2017|
Response fromayutthaya_guy|
Why not discuss it with her? Incidentally, "The Grand Palace" doesn't exist. It was destroyed in the 15th century CE, I suspect she means Wat Sri Sanphet. Oh, and AY1 doesn't go to Ayutthaya town, so you won't see any historic temples.
Kate L
Ayutthaya Day Trip (3 Replies)
Returning for another trip to Thailand in July 2017 and are planning a day trip to Ayutthaya. We have previously booked with Tong and have would be keen to book with her in the future again. There are a number of different tours to Ayutthaya on Tong's website and I'm a little confused about which one to go for.... if anyone has any info about which tour would be best then that would be fantastic :-) we are keen to see a Wat or two and embrace the history but aren't interested in...More
January 02, 2017|
Response fromlynchtlcl|
Why don't you just e mail her with your interests and also dislikes and let her customize a trip for you. That's what we've done and it has always worked well. I advise a trip to the Summer Palace and the way to Autthaya. We really enjoyed it. It is much less crowded than the typical tourist places in Bangkok, so it was a nice sight for us to see!