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Royal Barges National Museum
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Reviewed 23 May 2019

I finally made it to this out of the way museum that displays 5 or so of the 50+ royal barges. Very impressive indeed and they are still undergoing renovation for the fall festivities. It is about a 10 minute walk from the public ferry through a ramshackle village. You will think you are lost. Probably a long-tail boat would be easier since it could take you directly to the museum which is on a khlong.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Merl R
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Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

The royal barge museum gives you a taste of what the upcoming kings coronation will look like on the water. All of the barges are beautiful and intricately decorated. They are currently working on restoring many of them so that they will be prepared for the parade on May 5 or 6. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum unless you pay 100 baht for a photographers pass. Then you can take as many as you want. Include this stop on your tour of the canals via long tail boat.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stay765252
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

Although a bit out of the way this is worth a trip.
It is located within an actual naval base.
It contains many elaborately formed and decorated royal barges. They are currently being prepared for the coronation parade in early May. Consequently many artisans were rearing the decorations.
There were displays about the barges and the parade. English signage was very good.
We were the only visitors. One of the officers who will be on the barge engaged us in conversation.
Entry cost is 100 Bhat, plus there is an additional charge of 100 Bhat to us a camera.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L9393NIrobertm
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Reviewed 26 March 2019

With the upcoming ceremonies, the barges have all been completely refurbished. They a quite impressive. Lots of very intricate gold leaf.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dcfiread
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Reviewed 12 March 2019

Researched more remote highlights and found this gem. A small museum with a dozen Royal barges last used in 2012 being readied for this years pageant. Little hard to find and really a good trip. Wonderful craftsmanship with the artistic Thai ladies working with gold leaf, glass mosaic and repainted barges. A well worth visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris v
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