Bangkok Dolls Museum

Attraction 85 Soi Ratchatapan (Soi Mo Leng). Bangkok, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

2 hours 30 mins
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Museum
Shopping
Must see
Free
0.00 USD

Bangkok Dolls Museum is good for

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Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Dolls are made there which is specialty factory and museum focuses on the history and art of making Thai dolls. It offers a charming slice of Thai culture.

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Why Bangkok Dolls Museum is special ?

The producer makes real handmade dolls to exhibit. It is the award-winning with a vast collection of miniature creations crafted by its local artists. There is a variety of sizes all over the world, shapes and styles, representing sophisticated Thai arts of dolls. These items are sold at reasonable price. It is also very fascinating to see the ways in which the dolls are made and all the different processes and time involved in order to make just one doll

What to explore at Bangkok Dolls Museum?

It has a small museum which displays a variety of dolls dressed in native costumes. You can see the craftsmen working at the shop as well.

There are literally hundreds of dolls of different sizes from all over the world. It is really fascinating to see the huge collection and try to identify the dolls from different countries

The second part of the building is the main “shop / showroom” area where you can see and buy the different dolls. The dolls are mostly the characters form the Ramakian and dolls in traditional Thai and Hill Tribe costumes. There are also traditional “baby type” dolls for children, and a selection of “Barbie” doll clothing outfits of beautifully detailed traditional Thai costumes.

It is very marvelous to see the way in which the dolls are made and all the different processes and time involved in order to make just one doll.

This doll is made up of highly skilled craftsman. Beige cloth were sewn together to make the arms. Cotton balls and rolls to be inserted into the arm. It is not easy for sewing fingers and five fingers. It is just part of the process, only dolls. It was very interesting and the price is very cheap. Owner speaks English very well

They also sell their handmade dolls at the museum and you will be impressed that the prices are pretty reasonable ranging from 150 baht for framed miniatures to 4120 baht for double dolls in a fancy case.

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How to get to Bangkok Dolls Museum?

By bus, taxi, tuk-tuk or walking

The location is quite walking able from the Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link station. You should take the exit 3 of the station and then head north along Ratchaprarop Road. You need to cross the Chaturathit Road at the first intersection then walk right and take the first left turn to an apparently unnamed street. The turn will be hard to miss since the pedestrian walkway ends. From there you need to walk past the Kovittumrong school to an elevated highway. This intersection finally has a sign telling that you are on "Soi Ratchata Phan" on which the museum is located. At this point you need to go to across the elevated highway (watch out for cars on the ordinary road at ground level). You will face an intersection with a pink and white building. Both forks will take you to the doll museum

NOTE: When you take taxi or tuk-tuk from near Victory Square to reach there. However, it is really difficult to find, make sure that you know the telephone number of Bangkok Dolls to ask them the way to go, because it seems that nobody know where it is

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Selling points

  • Traditional Thai Dolls for Nativity
  • If you like crafts and dolls you'll probably like this
  • Beautiful and unique Thai dolls
  • Beautiful and unique Thai dolls
  • Real Hand Made
  • Unique place in bangkok
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
180.11 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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85 Soi Ratchatapan (Soi Mo Leng). Bangkok, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • You can order products there if they are incomplete set on display, because the owner will ship it to you
    Service
  • The owner is more than willing to answer any questions and explain any processes
    Service
  • Handmade dolls are very smart and cheap. The dolls are well packed in bubble wrap and boxed for transport at no extra charge
    Equipment
  • It is opened to public on Mondays to Saturdays from 8a.m. to 5p.m..
    Timming
  • You will pay a bit extra money and get your taxi or tuk-tuk to wait for you because it is definitely hard to get one in the area when you leave, and in order to get one will involve quite a long walk and make sure to keep their telephone number with you to help get directions. (Phone number: 02 245 3008)
    Other
  • Bangkok Dolls is a little hard to find, since it is quite a distance and you can get lost easily. It is an extremely small building, hidden away behind a high wall in a very quite area
    Location
  • No admission fee.
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

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Bangkok Dolls is a little hard to find but definitely worth the effort! It has a small museum which displays a variety of dolls dressed in native costumes. You can see the craftsmen working at the shop as well. We went to purchase a Christmas Nativity doll set after being recommended to the shop by a friend. The shop had an incomplete set on display but the owner promised to have one made and sent to us in the United States. The package arrived a week or so after our return to the US and the set was shipped very carefully. We are delighted with the Nativity set and our visit to Bangkok Dolls!

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I walked from Kho-san road to here, which I would not recommend unless you enjoy walking (which I do) as it is quite a distance and you can get lost easily. I had to ask for directions a few times, but I find that locals in Bangkok are generally nice. I enjoyed the museum for what is was, it is small, but the collection is quite varied. I purchased a small picture, as I was travelling light, it has pride of place next to my other travel bits and bobs. I would recommend visting and not to be put off by the location. I used a motorcycle taxi (40b) to take me to the nearest sky train station afterwards (my legs couldn't take another hike) and the driver was friendly enough.

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We came for a visit and it was amazing. It's tucked away in a crappy area but its very interesting. Prices are very cheap for handmade dolls, we purchased one. You can see dolls being made, very smart! Get your taxi or tuk tuk to wait for you, also get their phone number and give to taxi or tuk tuk to call, no one seems to know where it is!

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It is a doll collection located in the single, fairly small room of the museum. You are visiting there and spend time on watching the dolls being made. The upside of it free for entry and their product are very reasonable My photos try to document the route from Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link station to the doll museum. These are a specialty factory and museum focuses on the history and art of making Thai dolls where you have a chance to identify the differents dolls all over the world. There is the real handmade products exhibition with plenty of size, shapes and styles, representing sophisticated Thai arts of dolls. However, it is a place that is very hard to find since it seems that nobody know where it is, so make sure you get the telephone number of Bangkok Dolls to ask them

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