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The National Museum Bangkok
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US$49.36*
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Bangkok Half-Day National Museum Tour
Ranked #63 of 598 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Yes some of the exhibits are dimly lit and don't have explanations in intelligible English. Anyone who complains needs to realise this... Your in Thailand ! Either way the museum is absolutely worth seeing , great collection of royal artifacts of kings past.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

so much to see and learn, lots of things taken from ancient unesco sites such as ayutthaya and sukhothai. very beautifl. only problem for me is i had just done the grand palace and my camera shortly died. would go again for sure!!

1  Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We were in a bit of a rush to get through the museum as we discovered it is not open Monday and Tuesday and we are leaving on Wednesday! We found that the museum had good descriptions of Thai history and of exhibits provided in English. And there were interesting exhibits arranged by type of item: e.g. armaments, musical instruments, palanquins... We were directed to go to building number 1, which had a LOT OF PANELS OF TEXT on the history. By the time we go through building 1 we were getting fatigued and may not have done justice to the rest... ADVICE: Do building 1 last! See the other buildings with exhibits first! Note: the museum had run out of plans/maps in English! If you can find a map/plan on the internet print it out and bring it to the museum!

1  Thank Richard289
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is a rather old museum with beautiful objects and artifacts that tell stories about the history and culture of Thailand and its evolvement over the years.

I like the pictorial as well as artifact exhibits - each one educates us on a different thing. From the history of Thailand, to wars, to how it has changed over the years. There are weapons on display, as well as cutleries used by the royalty etc. See the wide spectrum of different exhibits?

This is an interesting tourists' spots for sure, and a place one could get lost in for hours, infused in the interesting culture of Thailand.

For more detailed information and photos, do visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/01/tackling-thailand-bangkok.html

1  Thank TheArcticStar
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This museum was so much more than I expected. It's huge. While some displays are less interesting (and lack English signs) many are quite impressive and have lots of information. I really enjoyed the timeline of Thai history compared with world history, as it gave me a much better understanding of when things happened. Also, the royal funeral chariots are jaw dropping.

While the ticket price of 200 B is feels a bit high (compared to other museums), I stayed for about 3 hours, so I think the price is quite fair for what you get. It's a good afternoon visit that will teach you a lot if you let it.

Thank Sunketing
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