Initially I didn't want to go to Madame Tussaud's because I knew it was still new and therefore it must have fewer collection than those in Hong Kong or UK. Also, the ticket is quite expensive even when purchased online (800 Baht if you buy on the spot, 640 Baht if you buy online). However, my travel partners talked me into it and I agreed.
The number of the wax figures is indeed disappointing. However, I was happy to see my first president, Mr. Soekarno, standing oh so gallantly in the front part of the museum. The museum itself is quite interactive and informative, so if you're there to learn (not just taking pictures with celebrities like I did), maybe the price is worth it. Most figures are almost identical to the real ones, but I some others are not anywhere near identical.
Also they don't have lockers in the museum. I had to carry my tote bad and shopping bad and drop them on the floor whenever I wanted to take a picture. I hope they will provide free lockers in the future as it really bothered me not to be able to store my stuff and only take my camera inside.
I think it's a pretty good place to have fun in Bangkok whether it's raining outside or you just simply want to avoid the sun. If you're planning to spend a day/ half a day shopping in Siam area, you can definitely make time for Madame Tussaud's. If you're a bit tight on money but still want to visit the museum you can purchase early bird ticket online which is like 400 Baht but it's only valid if you visit the museum from 10am-12pm. If I'm not mistaken this promo lasts until February 2013.
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