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The Museum of Buddhist Art features a large private collection of Buddha images and is operated by the Foundation of Thai Arts Preservation.
The Museum of Buddhist Art features a large private collection of Buddha images and is operated by the Foundation of Thai Arts Preservation. The exhibition focuses on the art of Buddha images in accordance with Thai history. An international presentation comprising light, sound (chanting) and scent (incense) explains the information to the visitor in an air-conditioned room. Besides Buddha images and artefacts of different periods, there is also an area allocated to be a shrine and a museum dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and other major gods of various beliefs in Asia. Contact in advance if you want to visit.
The National Museum took over the Front Palace grounds, a former royal palace built in the 18th-century just like the Grand Palace
At the site that used to house the royal stables of the King's white elephants, since 1988 it is a museum about these extremely rare creatures
In one of the small sois and particularly hard to find, with 200 years this riverbank shrine is actually one of the oldest Chinese shrines in the city
The Silpa Bhirasri National Museum is a modern art museum dedicated to the Italian professor Corrado Feroci, the father of modern Thai art who earned the epithet 'Silpa Bhirasri'
When Rattanakosin was established as Siam's capital, King Rama I designed this vast open field between the northern wall of the Grand Palace and the eastern wall of the former Wang Na Palace
This small, green park has a great view of the Chao Phraya River and the modern Rama VIII suspension bridge that crosses it
Mae Toranee is the earth goddess, a deity in Thai Buddhism that is shown wringing water from her ponytail
In the 18th century, following a war with the Burmese, the Thai government gave land in this area to people from the Mon minority who had fought beside the Thai