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Royal Barges National Museum
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We took a water taxi to the museum. There were 8 barges on display and they were beautiful. The barges required from 30-60 oarsmen to power each barge. All were beautifully decorated with lacquer and glass. Each had a unique head and several had a cannon coming out the front.

Description of barges in English, and a few period clothes were in cases as you went along.

Stay about 20 minutes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brian B
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

A good place to learn history of Thais ship. THB100 admission fee. It's a great museum, hope they will improve the way to reach it

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank leecK9330OU
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

The boats were spectacular and eight of these beauties are on display. We were lucky in our timing and had the museum to ourselves. As incredible as these barges were, my favorite part of our visit was interacting with the Thai family that ran the concession stand inside. Their sweet poodle-mix dog had a litter of 4 week old puppies, and the family invited us into their space to enjoy them!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Michaela
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Nice to see the heritage of a fairly unique part of Thai culture is so well preserved and accessible. the history of the barges is provided in English so you don't need a guide or translator to learn about them. The restoration and preservation of even the oldest barges is very well done. An interesting place to spend 60 - 90 mins.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DMMEdmonton
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Some call Bangkok the "Venice of the East" because of the numerous waterways and canals that wind throughout the city. It is clear that each ruler of Thailand placed great importance on the design of a magnificent barge that could transport them in lavish style throughout Bangkok's waterways. This museum features a collection of well-preserved royal barges dating from centuries ago to the present time.

Date of experience: January 2018
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