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“Amazingly one entertaining museum”
Review of Museum of Siam

Museum of Siam
Ranked #83 of 599 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I don't usually recommend people to the museum. But, siam museum offers a pack history of thailand in a very interactive and entertaining way. Very modern and unique. From myth to history to customs. Housed in a very unique traditional modern architecture. My only complaint was the locations and transport information. Check the site for transport advice if you wish to drop by.

1  Thank Alvin R
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is an interesting modern museum designed to answer the question "Who are Thais?" and "What is the meaning of Thainess?". It traces the history of Thailand from ancient to modern. You learn about the people, their lives, trade, religion, etc. There are lots of videos and interactive exhibits as you go room by room through different periods and topics. One room looks at Buddhism, another Village Life, another about change in the face of colonial powers, and the changes after WWII and popular culture in the 1960's. I was really glad we went. About two hours is enough. It is the "if you are only going to one museum go to this one" museum. (By the way, we arrived just at 4pm and were let in free).

2  Thank David-IrvineCA
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

If you really want to find out more about Thai history and culture this museum is truly worth a visit (2-3 hours). We particularly liked the easy-to-understand introduction to Buddhism - well done by the curators. The entire exibition is rather fresh, also good for kids and certainly more modern than the National Museum... In early December we had some trouble to find the entrance of the museum as the building was surrounded by construction.

1  Thank ORT2MUC
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This museum is a must-see in Bangkok if you want to know more about Thailand and its people.
Somehow, it reminds me of Museum Quai Branly in Paris, but this museum uses more interactive media to trigger your curiosity and present Thai history in an interesting way, using movies, games and 3D materials.
To get there: I suggest you to take a taxi from the Wat pho, or the grand Palace because not every taxi know where it's located.

Tips: The museum is free of charge after 4pm.

2  Thank Flyer789
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stumbled upon this musuem after a morning at Wat Pho. Unsure of what to expect, we decided to spend some time here before lunch.

The place is very modern and interactive. The museum was filled with educational games, multimedia and interactive displays which will definitely entertain the kids. Very cheap entry fee and definitely worth a visit.

I learned a lot about Siam's history from prehistoric ages to the modern time. The exhibits were informative and flowed nicely onto each other. The museum taught me a lot about Thailand and its history.

2  Thank Victor W
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