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  • Namcy C
    Bangkok, Thailand158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This might be helpful :
    For non-member, donation of 100 Baht is a must.
    Also you can't take the photo inside the building.
    This is a one-story building and this place has all kind of books
    (Children literature, fiction, biography, history, travel and culture etc.)
    Though in my opinion, the books are not much as I expected.
    The architecture is beautiful and worth visiting as not many libraries in Thailand look like this.Plus due to few people in this place, it is a good place to work or read something. Apart from the traffic outside, it is very quiet.
    Written December 9, 2018
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  • Amornpan S
    Bangkok, Thailand509 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you happen in the heart of Bangkok near the Grand Palace or Khao San road, please do drop by this place. This old building was renovated by keeping its elegant design structure and interiors. There are 3 floors where each contains different style of books. Magazine and newspaper are on the ground floor as well as a coffee corner.
    Written June 7, 2018
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  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, MA1,337 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went for some research as well as to see the Cat in Siam exhibition. Unfortunately, while the museum advertises in English, it is really a Thai-only place - this would be no issue if this was made clear from the outset. People are friendly, but farangs are really Fremdkörper here. Almost no exhibitions of holdings (no display of national treasures, natural literature etc.); the holidings themselves are poor; entrance registration is a big deal (you cannot just go and see exhibits, you need to apply for temporary member status); there is no gift shop (usually National Libraries have great ones with good selections of books) nor a decent restaurant or cafe. And the building is rather functional. I am afraid that the potential to have a 21st national library to showcase Thai literature and science as well as provide an accessible space for research of Thailand is not realized at all.
    Written October 20, 2023
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