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The National Museum Bangkok

Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 1333
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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 1333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum houses the best Thai antique art collection sine pre-historical period. The most beautiful Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara scupture (11-12th Century) in the kingdom was exhibited inside among many great sample of Thai arts. As this place was the Vice Roy 's Palace, many buildings are...More

1  Thank kinglear13
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is awesome with tons of beautiful historic items. I took the guided tour that is offered every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. by international volunteers. I joined the German tour - thank you so much Christiane. Also there were English, French and...More

Thank ChristinaPietsch
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Great museum but not so huge like others national Museums around the world, interesting the sculptors collection, nice souvenir shop, little coffee house next to it

Thank Francis V
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you are interested to learn more about the historical and cultural aspects of Thailand this museum can be a good place to start. Occupying the former grounds of Front Palace, it houses quite a decent collection of artifacts from Thailand history. Do note that...More

1  Thank imdotkenny
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the museum was consistently sub-par. When we arrived we were informed half the museum galleries were closed, not being able to access half of a relatively expensive attraction was disappointing. The staff were pretty disengaged and the quality of exhibit was poor beyond the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A farly large museum with a good collection of cultural artifacts. Not wxtremely special, but worth visiting if you have the time. Especially see the evil Ganesh sculpture, as its really impressive and unique. And avoid the museum in low season (July - August) as...More

2  Thank Bogusz O
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We have covered the main attractions in Bangkok in our previous trips. Hence, exploring something different. The main exhibition hall with Buddha statues was quite interesting that we snapped some nice pictures. There were another hall exhibits the late King Bhumibol which was pretty good...More

Thank Antonio_Yong
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This museum holds a lot of interesting artefacts particularly relating to Buddhism and helps provide tourists with a cultural context for the country. When we were there, a lot of the exhibits were closed off. The price is quite cheap for Europeans but expensive in...More

Thank matthewkav119
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Complete history of Bangkok's beautiful culture. From impressive artifacts to King's historical reign. Entrance was 300baht. Free audio guide just by showing your passports.

1  Thank Julie L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The National Museum has an impressive collection of Buddhas and other religious statues of various styles - Dvaravati, Srivijaya, Lanna, Khmer.... Unfortunately, there are not a lot of written explanations regarding each style. Perhaps the audio guide goes into detail about this, but you get...More

2  Thank Stephanie L
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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
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25 August 2016|
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Response from michellelui2412 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee for adult is 200 baht and it is free for kids. There is no near MRT. You can take ferry and get off at the same pier as the Grand Palace. Use Google map and walk for about 10 -15 mins. The museum is closed on... More
28 March 2015|
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Response from Christmate11 | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry to answer your query so late: I found it in my junk box! I believe that someone at the booth will let you know in English. Yes, if you have a big bag, you must leave it in a locker but they let you take your... More