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King Prajadhipok Museum, Bangkok

The building is designed by the French-Swiss architect Charles Beguelin in 1906 in a neo-classical style that popular with King Rama VI and King Rama VII.

The building is designed by the French-Swiss architect Charles Beguelin in 1906 in a neo-classical style that popular with King Rama VI and King Rama VII. It was renovated by the King Prajadhipok Institute to serve as a museum exhibiting a rare collection of King Rama VII's personal belongings, including photographs, documents and his biography. King Rama VII ruled in a turbulent time of Thailand's history; he was the last King who enjoyed absolute monarchy, as well as the first King under a constitutional monarchy. Significant events and stories relating to King Rama VII are exhibited, including his succession to the throne, royal activities, political reform, promulgation of the constitution, royal utensils and memorabilia, as well as his life after abdication and death in the United Kingdom. The demolished Sala Chaloem Krung Theatre that used to stand in the nearby area is imitated with old films being projected.


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Sun

9:00

16:00

Mon

Closed

Tue

9:00

16:00

Wed

9:00

16:00

Thu

9:00

16:00

Fri

9:00

16:00

Sat

9:00

16:00

About King Prajadhipok Museum

 2 Lan Luang Rd

 +66 2 280-3413

 www.kpi.ac.th

King Prajadhipok Museum and Nearby Sights on Map

King Rama I the Great Monument

Built in commemoration of Bangkok's 150th anniversary celebrations in 1932, the monument is situated at the foot of Pathom Boromrachanuson or Rama I the Great Memorial Bridge on the Bangkok side

Monument to the Expeditionary Force

This is a monument to the Thai expeditionary force that fought in the European battlefield during World War I

King Rama III Memorial

This monument dedicated to King Rama III was built by the Fine Arts Department in 1990

Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain

Wat Saket was built outside of the former city walls in the late 18th-century in the reign of King Rama I

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

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 Ratchanaddaram

Wat Ratchanaddaram is a temple compound built by order of King Rama III in 1846

Wat Thep Thida Ram

The temple was built in 1836, during the reign of King Rama III

Democracy Monument

Completely occupying a roundabout on a major thoroughfare is the Democracy Monument

The Queen's Gallery

This privately funded gallery was established after the request of HM Queen Sirikit who wanted a permanent venue for the exhibition of Thai arts

Varadis Palace

Varadis Palace was formerly the residence of Prince Damrong Rajanupharb, and houses a library and museum dedicated to him