Museums in Bangkok

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Museums in Bangkok

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  • redeyefrog
    Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
    Interesting place to visit with small garden in city. Jim disappeared but the house remains worth a visit.
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • Jane Chong
    Malaysia28 contributions
    Do visit. Its a nice place. Smooth architecture and nice artwork especially the Heaven. Middle Earth and Hell wall paintings
    Written November 9, 2022
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  • OneLena
    Singapore, Singapore187 contributions
    This place is free of charge to enjoy! The Bangkok Biennale was on so I got to enjoy lots and lots of art at one go! If you're fearful of heights, best to take the elevator to the upper floors. The escalators are free-standing, so can be a bit scary. But the art is simply delightful!
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • ani 🌸
    London, UK35 contributions
    Had a good time visiting Bangkoks national museum. There was so much to see and learn about, and seemed like there was something for everyone. We had to visit whilst in bangkok so that’s exactly what we spent an afternoon doing. Ended our tour in the little cafe.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Marie C
    Cordoba2 contributions
    We went to visit the museum by ourself during transit in Bangkok. Easy acces from Suvarnabhumi airport by metro. Museum is on the second floor of a gogo bar entrance, during the afternoon the street is quiet kalm, at night it seems it's turning hotter. We had a guided visit, explaining how the Bangkok center of modern urbanisation, influenced by USA, becames the red district nowaday. A shame that we could not stay longer for Galleries'Nights , or for one of the creative sexy shows illustrated during the museum visit or the
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • RabiJha
    Hyderabad, India28 contributions
    Located in Saim mall, the ticket is packaged with Ocean World. Covers mostly internally renowned celebrities, some of which like Einstein are simply too real, Bollywood statues are wasted. Most would give it a miss if it is charged separately.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Oscardog16
    Adelaide, Australia655 contributions
    We have visited similar museums in St Petersburg and Berlin, so we knew what to expect. The exhibits are graphic and confronting, probably not suited to the feint hearted or children. The ancient 25 metre boat that was recovered from the riverbed is an impressive display. We spent 3 hours and just finished all the exhibits.
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • KDTS
    107 contributions
    We visited this small museum since we had time to kill before our lunch reservation. Glad we came here. It's interesting to read about the architectural evolution of commercial and official buildings in Siam during periods of war and conflict. How climate, culture and the economy influence the technical aspects and aesthetics of building institutions.
    The museum has a lovely cafe attached to it. Would recommend their fresh juices (perfect for combatting the heat) and cold brew.
    Written August 27, 2022
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  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand2,871 contributions
    Suan Pakkad or cabbage garden used to be the house of the grandson of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) but is now a museum. There are 8 rooms connected into a spacious house. In the rooms many artefacts from different countries and periods, not only Thai. Pottery, jewellery, carvings, musical instruments etc. Not a typical tourist place, so quiet. If you want to enjoy something different I could recommend to spend around 2 hours here. Photography inside is not allowed and entrance fee is 100 baht.
    Written November 17, 2020
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  • UMap255
    Vietnam8 contributions
    The museum is located at the back side of Don Mueang International Airport, the first airport in Thailand back in the early 20th century. It is well designed to give visitors a comprehensive timeline of the Royal Thai Air Force from the modest beginning in 1910s to a modern division of the army nowadays. It hosts a grand collection of aircrafts, many of which are scaled down for display purpose. This museum is definitely not a very popular destination in Bangkok, but even if you're not an aviation enthusiast, it still worths a brief visit and gain some historical knowledge, especially if you come to or leave Thailand by DMK Airport.

    It's open to the public, and there's no entrance fee, but there are several donation boxes at buildings' gateways. Most of the buildings are well air conditioned except the hangar displaying helicopters that might be pretty hot during daytime. There are still some unpopular display areas that bear no English translation. There's even a library, but I haven't visited it. On my visit, there was some local families bringing their children along, but the kids behaved in a good manner as they kept the generally silent atmosphere that impressed me, as back in my home country it's a bad experience for visitors being bothered by noisy kids in museums.

    I got to the museum by GrabBike (Win), a Southeast Asian Uber-like service that you can find in many Southeast Asian cities. They were pretty affordable, not to mention that taking a scooter ride with local drivers was an interesting experience, and familiar experience too, as I come from SE Asia. There's a skystrain station (BTS station, pale green line) near the main entrance.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • dougs007
    Basel, Switzerland1,308 contributions
    A local friend suggested to visit this museum. Though having been to Bangkok many times, this is the first time I heard of this.

    The museum is modern and has various multimedia and interactive presentations on the history of Bangkok since 1782. Formerly called Rattanakosin, this is why the name of the museum.

    There is a small cafe called Golden Coffee. Part of King Rama IX’s initiatives for the growth and improvement of life of its people. The library in the mezzanine is very cozy and has a small collection of English books about Thailand, Bangkok, royalties and Thai food culture. Very instagramble.

    There are about 8 exhibition rooms. It is important to join the guided tour. I’d have to say this is likely the most pleasant one I have had in my whole life. There are different staff taking through different rooms. We feel overwhelmed by their hospitality and kindness. And of course this is part of the Thai local culture.

    On the 4th floor, there is even an enclosed observation deck where you can get an elevated view of the temples and surrounding nearby. We spent about 3 hours there.
    Written February 25, 2022
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  • Libby in Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, OH1,153 contributions
    This is worth about half an hour once you get there. The barges a very impressive . There is a short movie you can watch to explain about the barges. There is not a lot to see, but what they have is impressive.
    Written March 14, 2020
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  • Mr Martin
    Rome, Italy30 contributions
    Give yoúrself plenty of time ( 1 hour wasn't enough for me ,hence I will return again )

    It's simply fabulous ,the guides are lovely if you need to ask questions etc
    The house really takes you back to a different era
    Written November 24, 2020
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  • Janet B
    Indio, CA62 contributions
    Just steps away from the steel and glass retail of Terminal 21 at the Asok BTS stop is this “northern Thai ethnological museum “. It is an exposition of the motivating beliefs, ideologies and practice of the Lanna lifestyle in northern Thailand through the exhibits in this original 19th century northern Thailand home. There are adequate signs in English and subtitled videos. You can read every sign and watch every video in about an hour. Opens at 9 am Tue - Sunday. Admission was 100 Bhat or about 3$.
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • mmmminnnn
    Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
    It located next to Ekkamai BTS station so it's too comfortable to go there. It has many activities, interesting players, knowledge , media , exhibition and experiments about science that everyone can enjoy with them so it's suitable for everyone
    especially kids.Besides, now it's has opened an aquarium.
    Written August 12, 2018
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