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.