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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Tomas F S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank mark_wang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This museum is all about one amazing thing and that is the Buddhas relics. There are other nice statues and art but this is the point. I don't understand people who say its too expensive, its five dollars, please stop being so cheap!

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Thank JamesMynd
Coquitlam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is my second year visiting Ayutthaya and unfortunately we happened to come visit on Monday and Tuesday when the museum is closed. Last year I visited the museum and was amazed at the gold artifacts upstairs in the two vault rooms. The other parts of the museum are interesting with some wood carved doors and other things but overall... More 

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Thank RobCoquitlam_BC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Paid 150Baht for 3 museum buildings (pretty small area) with only the main building worth looking at while the last is purely dedicated to the current Thai Princess. The main attraction is held in 2 separate controlled air conditioned rooms - remains of whatever's left of the looted Ayutthaya Park - relic of Buddha and gold treasures. If only it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

150 baht for foreigners, 30 baht for Thais (Imagine if we did that in England...) They assume everyone has technology and you have to scan a barcode on some displays in order to understand what they are. In one building there was no English at all. We tried to say this to the staff but they laughed. I love history... More 

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Thank Laura G
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You can visit and observe all the ancient stuff of kings in Ayudthaya Dynasty such as Gold Crown, sword, shoes and so on.

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