Na Phrathat Road, Bangkok, Thailand
National Museum Bangkok Reviews
"Museum with a beautiful surrounding" Nov 06, 2010
The National Museum of Bangkok is located so close to Grand Palace. It is near the National Theater. It has many building which is built as traditional Thai architecture. We couldn't enter inside the museum. It was 80 Baht for tourists. It has beautiful garden to take nice photos in front of the beautiful buildings. It is 7-8 minutes far away from Grand Palace by walking. There are many trees which has beautiful shapes. It is open in the day time. We were disappointed that we couldn't visit this museum cause of lack of time.
Part of the Bangkok 2010 travel blog
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History Highlights (National Museum in Bangkok) Sep 26, 2007
If you consider including a little of history to your stay in Bangkok, then the National Museum is the place for you.
Although it's a bit run down and poorly lighted (which i gives the site a relaxed ambiance), an hour or two at the museum is highly recommend, specially since it's just across the Grand Palace and a 10 minute walk from Khao San.
Notable sections of the Museum are:
- The Thai History Gallery. Outlines the history of the Thai people;
- The Prehistory Gallery. Features fine examples of ceramics, bronzes, cave paintings, and other artifacts dating between 3700 B.C. and 300 A.D are found.
- Buddhaisawan Chapel. Houses the Phra Buddha Sihing, the second most highly revered Buddha image in
Thailand, as well as, the oldest mural paintings in Bangkok.
- Transportation Room - Perhaps my favorite section. It contains palanquins, ceremonial
chairs with carrying poles and howdahs used by Royalty and high-ranking officials.
- Weapon room - Dominated by a life-size model of a war elephant, this section contains ornately decorated guns and swords (for ceremonial use only).
There are also collections of Ivory carvings, ceramics, masks and puppets, gold treasures, stone inscriptions, costumes and textile, musical instruments and funeral chariots (very impressive section, i must say!).
There are also a number of Various Pavillions (Sala) within the Museum compound.
The Museum is open everyday from 9AM-4PM except on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays. Admission fee is 40 Baht.
English guided tours are available every Wednesdays and Thursdays between 930 AM and 12 Noon.
If you're feeling a bit tired and want to cool off, there's Häagen-Dazs® by the entrance.
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