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Royal Barges National Museum

80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
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  • Poor6%
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80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a tour guide escort me to the Royal Barges by river boat. We took a motorbike ride to the barges from the boat dock. About 200 yards. The little paths are narrow and not well sign posted. However, the museum was well worth...More

Thank 674dan
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Take the ferry to PHRA PIN KLAO Bridge Pier and the walk around the school and on to a cement footpath that will take you through a suburban streetscape, You will know that you are approaching the museum when you see the hangar-like roof. There...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I had lots of time so I used BTS, Bus, and walking to arrive. Nice trip very cheap. The barges are pretty cool. Self guided tour. The carves on display aren't very old but they do have a few relics from Rama I days.

Thank Maughaum
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is an unusual and interesting place. However, beware, it is not that easy to find. I first ventured to the barge "repair shop" across the road and was kindly redirected by the workers there.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We arrived by taxi. Not the usual way. We had to walk across an entrance way, a car park and several back lanes. Everybody we met made sure we didn't get lost and pointed us in the right direction. This is a working navy yard...More

Thank Stewarth99
Reviewed 20 July 2017

An interesting place to visit, but can be difficult as you need to walk through the Navy compound to enter. Fortunately the Navy guard saw us at the front gate looking a bit lost, and pointed us in the right direction and gave us a...More

Thank KiwiMaiTai
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Royal barge museum has preserved the barges on which Thailand's Royalty travelled on the Chao Praya river on important occasions. The barges are made of 1 piece of log and they are enormous. The workmanship on the Prows , the amidships pedestal and on...More

Thank Gurukohli
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Access is a little bit difficult. Best is to take Chao Praya river boat till station 12 ( Pinklao ), and then walk 800 meters trough a pittoresque traditional neighbourhood. The barges are quite impressing, and still in use for an annual royal barges procession....More

Thank pierremichelshanghai
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The museum displays 8 out of 52 important royal barges. They are beautifully decorated and still used for royal ceremonies. It's a nice place to go to if you have already seen the main sights in Bangkok but not a must see. Be ready to...More

Thank Oliver K
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The extremely ornate barges were occupied by royalty when going along the river in front of their subjects. Many of these massive barges require in excess of 50 rowers.

Thank jeffreylk
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1 December 2015|
Response from Vince M | Reviewed this property |
They have pictures of the barges from all angles and they cost 50 baht, very reasonable.
24 November 2015|
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Response from Teanna C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take a boat....I rented a tuck tuck driver all day and he took me wherever I wanted to go....
11 September 2015|
Response from twiddlybits | Reviewed this property |
To answer this you are best to look up the Royal Barges on the Internet, the barges rarely leave their Museum and I believe it was many years ago they ventured out and probably many more years before that even. The barge... More