The National Museum

Hailed as the biggest museum in Southeast Asia, the Bangkok National Museum is a place that will awe you with its sheer size. It is best explored on a guided tour, which are conducted twice a week.

The majority of the museum structure is from the era of Prince Wang Na, and comprises of a part of his palace that was built in 1782. The building was converted into a museum a century later, and today is considered to have one of the most extensive collections of artefacts in the region.

Spread across three halls, each with a different theme, the museum will provide you with a chance to truly get in touch with the history of the country. The History Wing is probably the most fascinating, with artefacts from the Ayutthaya battles and Bangkok-era events being on display. The Decorative Arts and Ethnology section will give you a glimpse into the creativity of the Thai people, while the wing dedicated to Archaeology and Art History speaks their stories through paintings dating as far back as prehistoric times.

getting here
  • By Car 11.2 km (30 minutes)
  • By Foot 7.2 km (1 hour 31 minutes)
  • Opening hours
    09:00am to 04:00pm (Wednesday to Sunday)
  • Address
    4 Na Phra That Alley, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Admission Fee
    200 baht per person
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