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National Museum in Bangkok

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Highlights

  • Bangkok's National Museum is the largest Southeast Asia
  • You'll find Thailand's first work of literature among the thousands of cultural relics on display

Overview

Visit Bangkok’s National Museum, the largest museum in Southeast Asia and which also boasts the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. Dating back to 1874, the National Museum offers a superb introduction to Thailand's cultural and artistic heritage. Spanning the ages - from prehistory to the present - are sculptures, Khon masks, ceramics, clothing and textiles among other items. There are some wonderful examples of Thai architecture, including sacred chapels, red teak houses and beautiful pavilions. The museum's star exhibit is the Inscription No.1 from the Sukhothai era. Supposedly written by the great King Ramkhamhaeng himself, it is regarded as the Thailand's first work of literature.

At Bangkok’s National Museum learn about Thailand’s culture, history and religion, all in a day.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel/directly from the airport and taken in either a coach or private air conditioned vehicle on a sightseeing tour to Bangkok’s National Museum.

The Bangkok National Museum, located in the Grand Palace complex, is the largest in South East Asia and was established by King Rama IV to keep his private antique collections. The Gallery of Thai History is located in the Sivamokhaphiman Hall, with the Prehistory Gallery at the rear of the building. The History of Art collection is displayed in the South and North Wings and the Minor arts, Royal Cremation Chariots and Ceremonial Objects are exhibited nearby in other buildings within the Grand Palace compound.

The National Museum collection encompasses a wide range of religious and secular art found throughout the country. Items from pre-historic times, through the Srivijaya, Dvaravati, Khmer Kingdoms and the Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods of Thai history can be found here. These include Neolithic tools, painted pots and bronze objects unearthed in the northeast. Thai Buddhist art exhibits feature images in stone, bronze and terracotta as well as illustrated scripture books manuscript cabinets.

The Museum also has a large collection of miscellaneous items such as Thai and Chinese ceramics, theatrical costumes, palanquins, weapons and assorted items used in royal households.

At the end of the four hour tour, you will be dropped off at the original starting point.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Monday and Tuesday

Duration

4 hours (approx.)

Start time

Start time: 0830h (08:30am) or 1300h (01:00pm)
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Meeting point

Your hotel in Bangkok or Airport.
Please mention your hotel name and address or flight details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.
For Private tours, please also mention your preferred start time.

Ending point

Your hotel in Bangkok or Airport

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and Drop off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Please note

Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Pattaya hotels outside the City Centre area: Ambassador Jomtien, Botanic Resort and Pinnacle Jomtien / Golden Beach are subject to a surcharge of approx USD 11 per person per way payable directly.
Guide also available in other languages with supplement charge payable directly.

Airport pick-up and drop-off is available only if you opt for Private Tour.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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