National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum, Chanthaburi

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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand2,816 contributions
Naval history!
Dec 2020
We were a little pressed for time, so only went inside and had a quick look about. The exhibits we saw in the entry area seems dark and not very interesting. The 100 baht charge for foreigners didn't inspire us to delve deeper, so we left without visiting all.
Written December 8, 2020
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Matthias K
Phetchabun, Thailand153 contributions
i expected more but its a seeing worth attraction
Dec 2019
Mainly its about an ancient ship they discovered and rebuilt. Its a wooden rebuilt ship an you can go inside an have the feeling of being in a time machine. Quite informative and gives an insight in thai maritime history. Woth to be combined with some other attractions in chantaburi, takes about 1.5 hrs. It seems to be well visited by groups of young thai students who come with buses. We payed 200 baht - its worth trying the "i have thai driving license" trick if you have one, reduction is possible.
Written December 23, 2019
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RBM056
Oxford, UK207 contributions
Good junk
Dec 2018
Not far out of town, near the spot where the Thai hero King Thaksin built a navy of 100 (?) ships which he used to retake the old capital of Ayutthaya from the Burmese. A fine full size reproduction of a sailing junk which you can walk around, some good models of traditional Thai coastal and river craft.
Written December 1, 2018
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pierremichelshanghai
Bangkok, Thailand1,252 contributions
Highly educational
Aug 2018 • Friends
I did not expect this kind of museum in a provincial city. It gives a good overview about the maritime history and archeology of Thailand. Absolute highlight is the reconstruction of a Thai junk, on and in which you can walk.
Written August 22, 2018
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Felicity S
Pattaya, Thailand78 contributions
Well worth a visit
May 2016 • Friends
Another wonderful experience in Chanthaburi. A very well set-up museum, telling the story of the maritime history of the city and surrounding area. Many models of ships and barges, including a very large model of a junk, which you can see inside and climb onto the deck to get a taste of what it would have been like when these ships were trading from around the world. There is also information on the gem and fruit trade.
Written May 15, 2016
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BusinessxTraveller
Bangkok, Thailand27 contributions
Surprising and Interesting museum
Apr 2016 • Family
Really liked this museum and learned a few things about Thai History.

Most of the signs/information are in Thai and English, and only a few in Thai only.

It was a bit hot, but we are in April and no air-condition (only fans).

I really recommend to visit this museum (100 THB for foreigner).

It could still be further improved, but I was not disappointed by my visit.
Written April 22, 2016
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ehuang2016
China4 contributions
Very interest
Jan 2016 • Business
Not easy to find but you learn many things about the boats and sea. They have big old boat inside very impressive.I learn allot there.
Written March 3, 2016
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Kevin R
Sydney, Australia621 contributions
Very interesting
Oct 2015 • Friends
They actually have an old ship reconstructed full size inside the building. The exhibits are impressive and well worth a visit. There is also a small souvenir shop for a momento.
Written January 15, 2016
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desi d
3,911 contributions
Very interesting.
Nov 2015 • Friends
Not in the most conspicuous of places but definitely worth a visit. A modern building and specifically build for purpose including aircon which would work better if they closed the windows, it was very hot inside when we were there. Thai entrance fee 20 Baht and multiply that by 5 for foreigners. The exhibit starts on the 1st floor or 2nd floor if you are Thai and simply follow the arrow markers, as with all things in Chanthaburi it starts rightly so with a bust of the Great King Taksin and works its way through the navel history including underwater artifacts found such as ceramics. Inside they have a full size replica of a seafaring junk from many moons ago which again you can enter and see more artifacts, also climb up onto the decks and have a look at what would of been a working ship including wax dummies or sailors. There is a replica of a sunken ship which I believe to be of the one discovered at “King Taksins Boatyard” complete with dummies of scuba divers and rubber inflated boat. There is a superb array of the different types of junks used throughout Asia in years gone by and accompanied by miniature replicas of the royal barges and of course it would not be complete without a model of their aircraft carrier. Much to be seen here and very well presented, we all enjoyed the visit.
Written November 17, 2015
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