The Bangkok Corrections Museum is located on the site of a former maximum security Bangkok Remand Prison built in 1890 during the reign of King Rama V. Most of it has been torn down and turned into a public park, but three blocks, a cellblock, a side of the prison wall and two watchtowers were preserved and turned into a museum. It exhibits photographs and models of the old prison, torture weapons along with wax models depicting execution scenes. Furniture and crafts made by the prison inmates are also on display. The museum can only be visited after making an appointment, but some punishment instruments can be seen from the public park outside, so you don't necessarily need to enter the museum.
436 Th Mahachai, Phra Nakhon, จังหวัด กรุงเทพมหานคร Thailand
Nearest Transit: MRT Hua Lamphong Station (Lines: Blue)
+66 2 226-1706
Corrections Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand Palace(1.2 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(1 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(1.6 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(2.7 km)
This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(1.5 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(0.8 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.
State Tower(3 km)
The 247 metre high State Tower is the 4th tallest building in Bangkok and the largest building by area in Southeast Asia, spread over 300,000 m².
Jewelry Trade Center(3 km)
The 221 metre high Jewelry Trade Center is the 8th tallest building in Bangkok, home to jewelry and gem traders, distributors and upscale retailers.
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