Attraction 4 Na Phra That Bangkok Phra Nakhon 10200m Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016
|09:00 AM - 04:00 PM|
|6.00 - 6.10 USD|
The National Museum Bangkok is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why The National Museum Bangkok is special ?
What to explore at The National Museum Bangkok?
How to get to The National Museum Bangkok?
You can easily get to the National Museum by express boat to the Chang Pier (or alternatively the Banglampoo Pier). If alighting at Chang Pier, turn left at the first street (Mahathat Road) and walk through the amulet market to the end, then turn right and walk to the end of this road. The huge open space of Sanam Luang will be across the street. Turn left and walk a short distance up the street with the Grand Palace behind you. The National Museum will be on your left.
If alighting at Banglampoo Pier, you'll need to walk down the river-front walkway to the Pinklao Bridge. Walk under the bridge and then head inland towards Sanam Luang. Turn right and walk down to the National Museum, which will be on your right.
- Comprehensive collection
- The best way to understand Thai art and history
- A lot of Thai history
- The Best museum in Thailand
- One of the best museums in the world
4 Na Phra That Bangkok Phra Nakhon 10200m Thailand
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I took my family to the national museum, Bangkok. We liked the exterior of the museum. It was excellent. We could not park our taxi there, it went away. later it came to us.
Despite poor reviews we'd read on Trip Advisor, we decided to visit because we always find museums interesting and a good place to spend a couple of crowd-free hours. The museum comprises several buildings. The first building houses displays of Thai life and I thought they were very good. The models were better than some I've seen elsewhere but although buttons for English narrations were on most of the displays, I couldn't get any to work. It would have been nice to hear some of the stories. Some of the illumination was lacking but all in all, very good. Then onto the teak house where we had to take our shoes off before we could look inside. Not much to see here but worth a look. Then onto the main museum building which is a huge H-shaped complex housing hundreds of exhibits ranging from elephant tusks to weapons, sedan chairs, carts, ceramics, cloth, musical instruments and many others. Some of the displays are a little tired and poorly lit and almost half have no English translation explaining what it is, but it was very interesting all the same. After spending over an hour here, we moved onto the art gallery but had to bypass the building housing the funeral items - closed for renovation. We left after over 3 hours here and still not having seen everything. We both like museums so found it fascinating - more English translations, audio and text, would be very helpful.
Nice museum located next to the famous Kaosan Rd. just 5 min, walk, you can enjoy the place for about 2h,