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Address: 2 Lanluang Rd. | Registered Heritage Building, Phanfalilat Bridge, Bangkok 10100 , Thailand
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662-2280-3413
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Although this king ruled for only 10 years, his was the last reign of the...

Although this king ruled for only 10 years, his was the last reign of the absolute monarchy.

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Good on a hot day if you have time to spare

Spread out over three floors, the King Prajadhipok Museum follows the life of it's namesake from birth to coronation, and through to his death. With a very large collection of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Spread out over three floors, the King Prajadhipok Museum follows the life of it's namesake from birth to coronation, and through to his death. With a very large collection of mostly photographs, this museum gives visitors a glipse of what Royal life was like. Not a must-see attraction by any means, but if you are already in the area, or... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This place has a lot of pictures! And I mean a lot! It highlights the story of King Prajadhipok, his early years, right to his ascension and then abdication and death. It is a pleasant place to visit but not if you are wanting to see an artifact of sorts. There was only a handful of visitors when I was... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We found the museum by accident while walking around the area after visiting the Golden Mount. We were very surprised to find such a well made and beautiful museum. The admission is free and the exhibits are very informative and provide exiting information about the past of the Thai Royal Family. Easy to reach by water bus, just get out... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Thais are excellent at history story telling. This museum narrates the turning point from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy; how King Rama VII abdicated the throne when he realized he couldn't turn the tide of the political parties. It's rather sad that he had passed away after giving his wife permission to leave his side as she had been... More 

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Ile de France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Few objects, costumes, many pictures. This free entrance museum will interest those fascinated by the modern history of Thailand, especially the first half of the XXth century. For a couple of hours in a nice air con temperature (!), you find yourself immersed in the atmosphere of Bangkok and Siam of the 20's-30's. An enjoyable travel in time.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

King prajadhipok museum is very beautiful style building not to far from grand palace and no entrance fee. Like a listing in 1925 .

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is an excellent museum, perhaps the best one to introduce Thai 20th century history. This is a complex and tricky business, and of course one can't say here whatever one wants - all the more, to look at the 1932 events (which by now means were unambiguously positive, as a bunch of financially interested oligarchic officers are not everyone's... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Museum dedicated to King Rama VII displaying his personal effects, photographs and royal regalia. The exhibitions document Thailand's transition from absolute to constitutional monarchy. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm and admission is free. Worth a visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

It was nice to see how simple royalty can be. I found the both the building and the displays interesting to visit. And it was also a welcome break in between two outdoor sightseeing spots in the Bangkok heat, because of the museum's A/C system. Entrance is free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

9am on a Saturday and was the only one there. Didn't charge me anything. Air conditioning. Modern museum with a bunch of things to see. Lots of English.

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