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“Exquisite Examples of Thai Handicrafts”

Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall
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Private: Half Day Tour of Vimanmek Museum in Bangkok
Ranked #226 of 536 things to do in Bangkok
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“Exquisite Examples of Thai Handicrafts”
Reviewed July 11, 2010

The Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall, a few minutes' walk from the popular Vimanmek Mansion, is an ornate building housing both an elaborate throne and the Queen's SUPPORT Museum. (The SUPPORT Foundation is the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques.)

The museum showcases a variety of handicrafts from around the country, including:

* Yan Lipao weaving: baskets, boxes, and purses woven from the stems of the yan lipao fern
* Nielloware: finely etched silver and gold bowls and other items
* Intricate wood carvings
* Bamboo baskets
* Woven fabrics (multiple styles)
* Shadow puppets carved from leather
* Wood carvings decorated with iridescent beetle wings.

There is only limited information on display about the production methods for the crafts. If you're interested, you can find more on the web, but it would be nice if they presented more detail.

There are free lockers for your pack and camera, and a cabinet for your shoes.

In all, it's a peaceful place to see some fantastic examples of crafts.

4 Thank jscher2000
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