Visiting a country and learning about their history and culture is a unique way to travel as you get a chance to gain more knowledge about the country. Here we suggest you 4 of the best art museums in Bangkok where you can learn about Thailand’s history.
1. Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
How to get there: Get off at BTS National Stadium station, then take a taxi or Tuk Tuk from the station
Open hours: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Closed: Monday)
Ticket Price: 100 Baht (free for children)
Our first of four museums in Bangkok is located in the Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok. This museum has 9 exhibition halls, each of them featuring state-of-the-art multimedia technology and exhibitions about the rich history and culture of the Old City area in Bangkok. This place will let you enjoy a 4D multimedia presentation of the Rattanakosin era and find a near-perfect model of the Grand Palace. There’s also an animation that depicts the legend of Emerald Buddha and a 360-degree theater where you can learn about the Grand Palace and the performing arts of Thailand.
2. Museum Siam
How to get there: Take the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (or S6 Station), and go out to Exit No. 2. Then, take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Rajini Pier or Ta Tien Pier. Walk towards Sanamchai Road for about 150 meters.
Open hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Closed: Monday)
Ticket Price: 300 Baht (free after 4:00 PM)
A discovery museum established in what used to be the Ministry of Commerce building, this museum exhibits a series of stories in chronological order beginning from the third floor working its way down to the ground floor. Each of the exhibition rooms displays different themes including ‘Typically Thai’, ‘Bangkok’, ‘New Ayutthaya’, ‘Village Life’, ‘Change’, ‘Politics and Communications’, ‘Thailand and the World’, ‘Thailand Today’, Thailand Tomorrow’, ‘Introduction to Suvarnabhumi’, ‘Suvarnabhumi’, ‘Buddhism’, ‘Founding of Ayutthaya’, ‘Siam’ and the ‘War Room’. The purpose of this place is to teach the national identity and history of the people of Thailand and their relationships with neighboring cultures.
3. Erawan Museum
How to get there: Get off at BTS Samrong Station. Then, take a taxi or bus No. 25, 102, 142, 365, 507, 511 or 536
Open hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Ticket Price: 400 Baht, 200 Baht (6-14 years old)
Erawan Museum provides a peaceful and magnificent atmosphere. Marvel at the grand 3-headed elephant sculpture, made of bronze weighing 250 tons, 29 meters high, 39 meters long and stands on a 15-meter high pedestal. The museum is divided into 3 floors in different themes under the Hindu representation of the cosmos which are Underworld, Earth, and Heaven where the unique exhibitions of collections of antiques and sacred objects as a contribution to Thai heritage.
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4. Ancient City (Mueang Boran)
How to get there :
Bus: Take air-conditioned bus No. 511 (Pinklao-Paknam) to the end of the line. From here, take the mini-bus No. 36. It passes the entrance to the Ancient City to the left. You can also take the free shuttle bus.
Open hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Ticket Price: 700 Baht, 350 Baht (6-14 years old)
Also known as the Ancient Siam, Mueang Boran is one of the largest outdoor museums in the world. This place is located in Samut Prakan province (next to Bangkok). Ancient City is a must-visit destination. Its ground reflects the actual shape of Thai territory and houses 116 replicas of Thailand’s famous buildings and monuments. As you explore the amazing reconstructions of places, temples, and shrines, you will feel as if you were walking through the ancient kingdom. Get a chance to witness this place!
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Now that you’ve finished reading the blog, it’s time to pack your bags for Thailand. If any of you are interested in other things to do in Bangkok, make sure you check out Trazy.com!