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The National Museum Bangkok

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Address: Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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+66 2 224 1333
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09:00 - 15:30
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This museum, considered the largest in Southeast Asia, houses a vast...

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.

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There are many historical Buda. It's worth to see them. I spent a half day there,but it's not enough. 歴史ある仏像がたくさんあります。見る価値があると思います。半日過ごしましたが、まだ時間が足りないくらいです。

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Chongqing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to the free tour, which is offered in English on Wed. and Thurs. (also in German and French at the same time, German Wed I think), and it was excellent. It was run by an American volunteer--apparently this is the only museum in Thailand that allows American volunteers--and she was very knowledgable. The museum itself has many beautiful... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the best museums in Asia. They have very nice pieces and artefacts. Some buildings are closed to refurbish them but the rest is just great. And the entrance is very low.

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Thank Werner W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many historical Buda. It's worth to see them. I spent a half day there,but it's not enough. 歴史ある仏像がたくさんあります。見る価値があると思います。半日過ごしましたが、まだ時間が足りないくらいです。

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Thank 898mayumim
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum Bangkok is a place where you can get the knowledge of Thailand and the history, culture

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum entry is now back to normal, ie 200 baht for adults, and kids free. When I visited, a large part of the main building was closed for renovations. Start your visit with the Siwamokkhaphiman Audience Hall - this exhibit will give you a good introduction to thai buddhist sculpture through history. My favorite was the Buddhaisawa Chapel - walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't know what to expect and the information you get at the entrance is insufficient ( on the internet there is little information to find ) , it is not easy to go around and to make choices to see where your interests are .

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Thank JanWillemHolland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of beautiful treasures in the museum but it's a shame that half of it was closed for refurbishment. Regardless, it's still worth a visit to see the howdahs, the funeral coaches and the beautiful book cabinets.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum hosts an incredible collection of artifacts reflecting the diverse past and rich culture of Thailand. Several things on display, buddha statues, chariots, ornate wardrobes, etc., are well worth your time. This museum is fascinating and I'll be sure to return next time I'm in Bangkok.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The national has a main building and some smaller palast style buildings around. The main building is pretty beautiful with special buddhas and a cooper metal 2 meter buddha head. The relicts and artefacts are very beautiful and give a good overview over the different siam epochs of thailand. The other buildings are not on the same quality level. PS:... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum with lots of artifacts, a tribute has being set up to the late king which is good capturing the reactions of the people in the aftermath of his death

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