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Bank of Thailand Museum

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Address: 273 Samsen Road, Bangkhunprom, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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+66 2 283 5353

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Beautiful grounda and building!

What a treat to visit this historic building on the river. Beautifully maintained in interiors and lovely gardens. Great presentation of BOT history and the history of money... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
Tal L
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

What a treat to visit this historic building on the river. Beautifully maintained in interiors and lovely gardens. Great presentation of BOT history and the history of money. Audioguide in English is a plus, too! Take a peek into a truly grand gem of architecture. Museum is only open on Saturdays, so plan accordingly.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I had tried to visit this museum last year only to be told that it was closed until 2015 so my trip this year I gave it another try and am glad I did. Some things I learned and you should know before visiting. Evidently during the week you need to email them in advance ( I was told a... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

After being told I needed to dress properly ( long pants) I returned the next day to visit but was told I had to call for an appointment first. Their website is www.bot.or.th. I have emailed them to request a tour and will let you know if I will be allowed in. I just wanted to inform anyone who was... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I recently decided to go up to this place to see tour it. The reviews were good and it sounded very interesting. I walked to the river to take the river boat up to the closest pier. I could see the building as we past it on the river. After getting off at t he closest pier I walked approximately... More 

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I and my friend intent to travel in BKK by boat, but once I saw the good looking old good looking in europe style. We want to see this place, so we visited this place. Feel very good to come to this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

another amazing place with character and depth ! very old and traditional building still operating as a bank and on a supberb location of the river bank. something different and beautifully maintained! a must see if you appreciate culture and fine art.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

If you are interested in money then this is a good museum to visit. It shows the evolution of money in Thailand. It has examples of foreign money that were used for a time in Thailand. I was surprised at the extent of foreign influence in currency in Thailand. It has a giant stone coin from Yap Island.

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Very entertaining museum on the origin of Thai money. Much more interesting then you would expect. Free entrance, but no shoes, no shorts and no nakes shoulders allowed, so dress decent. We liked it for the afternoon. It's not a one not to miss, in our opinion, but very good if you have some time to kill!

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Sydney
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

You need photo ID (or a copy of it) to get into the museum, which they keep as security (presumably because of the security risk with all that money). This is an excellent museum - very informative and it also explains some of the country's history in relation to money (eg, the depression). Its well worth a wander for an... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Thailand Banknote Museum. Not far form Khao Sarn Road about 15 minutes by foot. You will see the history and series of banknotes.The paper money was first used in Thailand. The Bank of Thailand Museum is located within the Main Mansion of the Bang Khunphrom Palace and the Main Mansion of the Thevaves Palace – now the complex of the... More 

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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