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The National Museum Bangkok

Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 1333
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Na Phrathat Road | Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakho, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 224 1333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A farly large museum with a good collection of cultural artifacts. Not wxtremely special, but worth visiting if you have the time. Especially see the evil Ganesh sculpture, as its really impressive and unique. And avoid the museum in low season (July - August) as...More

1  Thank Bogusz O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have covered the main attractions in Bangkok in our previous trips. Hence, exploring something different. The main exhibition hall with Buddha statues was quite interesting that we snapped some nice pictures. There were another hall exhibits the late King Bhumibol which was pretty good...More

Thank Antonio_Yong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum holds a lot of interesting artefacts particularly relating to Buddhism and helps provide tourists with a cultural context for the country. When we were there, a lot of the exhibits were closed off. The price is quite cheap for Europeans but expensive in...More

Thank matthewkav119
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Complete history of Bangkok's beautiful culture. From impressive artifacts to King's historical reign. Entrance was 300baht. Free audio guide just by showing your passports.

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The National Museum has an impressive collection of Buddhas and other religious statues of various styles - Dvaravati, Srivijaya, Lanna, Khmer.... Unfortunately, there are not a lot of written explanations regarding each style. Perhaps the audio guide goes into detail about this, but you get...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Remember to bring your passport in order to check out an audio guide for the best curated and most climate controlled room. We didn't have ours with us. The website listed by TripAdvisor is not the museum website but a tour company site (please edit!).

Thank nevercheckbags
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is ok. It is placed in a former palace which means some of it is a temple and beautiful buildings of the palace (thogh not more impressive than the Grand Palace). The exhibition consists of Buddha sculptures mostly so whoever is into that...More

Thank Idan1382
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The people who don't like this place are obviously more interested in air-conditioning than in the wonderful objects the museum contains. Thailand is a hot country, but these old galleries were built to keep you cool. The collection of Southeast Asian artefacts is absolutely unparalleled...More

1  Thank LH M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The National Museum in Bangkok is located on Na Phrathat Road. I felt a bit let down by this museum. It could be a lot better. There were loads of buddha statues - and the feeling I got was that there were just too many...More

1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Perhaps the best part of the museum was the occasional exhibit space with air conditioning, but the curation of the various items on display is generally poor. What was most impressive was watching the team of workers doing what seemed to be preservation work on...More

Thank GriffintheSchnauzer
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most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
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25 August 2016|
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Response from michellelui2412 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee for adult is 200 baht and it is free for kids. There is no near MRT. You can take ferry and get off at the same pier as the Grand Palace. Use Google map and walk for about 10 -15 mins. The museum is closed on... More
28 March 2015|
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Response from Christmate11 | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry to answer your query so late: I found it in my junk box! I believe that someone at the booth will let you know in English. Yes, if you have a big bag, you must leave it in a locker but they let you take your... More