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“200 baths well spent.”

The National Museum Bangkok
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Ranked #63 of 573 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum, considered the largest in Southeast Asia, houses a vast collection of antiquities including prehistoric art, murals, bronzes, exhibits from other Asian countries and ceremonial carriages used by royal families.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Nice museum located next to the famous Kaosan Rd. just 5 min, walk, you can enjoy the place for about 2h,

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I took my family to the national museum, Bangkok. We liked the exterior of the museum. It was excellent. We could not park our taxi there, it went away. later it came to us.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Despite poor reviews we'd read on Trip Advisor, we decided to visit because we always find museums interesting and a good place to spend a couple of crowd-free hours. The museum comprises several buildings. The first building houses displays of Thai life and I thought they were very good. The models were better than some I've seen elsewhere but although buttons for English narrations were on most of the displays, I couldn't get any to work. It would have been nice to hear some of the stories. Some of the illumination was lacking but all in all, very good. Then onto the teak house where we had to take our shoes off before we could look inside. Not much to see here but worth a look. Then onto the main museum building which is a huge H-shaped complex housing hundreds of exhibits ranging from elephant tusks to weapons, sedan chairs, carts, ceramics, cloth, musical instruments and many others. Some of the displays are a little tired and poorly lit and almost half have no English translation explaining what it is, but it was very interesting all the same. After spending over an hour here, we moved onto the art gallery but had to bypass the building housing the funeral items - closed for renovation. We left after over 3 hours here and still not having seen everything. We both like museums so found it fascinating - more English translations, audio and text, would be very helpful.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Only first front building is interesting. The others are full of ancient sculptures. More interesting is Siam Museum.

Thank tsk99
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Special shout out to the excellent volunteer guide Alexis - apparently his first time too. Got a fascinating tour on the evolution of Buddha statues, country-specific interpretations etc.

Thank quimoz
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