National Museum (Bangkok) 2.5 rating

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The National Museum took over the Front Palace grounds, a former royal palace built in the 18th-century just like the Grand Palace. The grounds are attractive in parts, but a bit sprawling and difficult to navigate. The permanent exhibits are a mixed bag - there are some terrific new displays and dioramas on Thai history, but many other buildings are dusty collections of artifacts without much by way of explanation. A good way to cope with this is by taking the free guided tour in English, held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 09:30. Allow a full afternoon to see this one as it is fairly large.

 Hours 
Sun
9:00
16:00
Mon
Closed
 
Tue
Closed
 
Wed
9:00
16:00
Thu
9:00
16:00
Fri
9:00
16:00
Sat
9:00
16:00
About National Museum (Bangkok)

 4 Na Phra That Rd

 Nearest Transit: MRT Hua Lamphong Station (Lines: Blue)

 +66 2 215-8173

 http://www.finearts.go.th

National Museum (Bangkok) and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Grand Palace

Grand Palace(0.9 km)
A must-see attraction in Bangkok, the Grand Palace complex has the royal residence and the venerated Temple of the Emerald Buddha, apart from throne halls and government offices.

Wat Pho

Wat Pho(1.2 km)
Wat Pho, popularly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn in Thai), is the largest temple of Bangkok, and probably the oldest too, predating the founding of the capital by almost 200 years.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun(1.8 km)
Wat Arun, often called the Temple of Dawn, is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi, you can find more information in that district article.

Wat Intharawihan

Wat Intharawihan(1.4 km)
This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image.

Dusit Palace

Dusit Palace(2.9 km)
The Dusit Palace is a large complex of 13 royal residences and few other buildings built by King Rama V on Rattanakosin Island in the early 20th century.

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(1.2 km)
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall explores the history of Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok's royal city where the Grand Palace, Wat Po and National Museum are located.

Wat Ratchabophit

Wat Ratchabophit(1.1 km)
Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was created to keep up with the tradition that each newly-appointed monarch erected a temple to mark his reign.

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge(2.1 km)

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