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Bangkok National Museum

Bangkok National Museum

The Bangkok National Museum is supposed to be the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia and is a great place to learn all about Thailand’s culture, history, and the traditional significance of Buddhism. Many of the significant remains of the former capitals Sukhothai and Ayutthaya are on display here, …

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National Gallery Bangkok

National Gallery Bangkok

The National Gallery, occupying an old and elegant building from the 1900s, is located on Chao Fa Road, opposite the National Theatre of Bangkok. It was established in 1977 and houses an exquisite collection of traditional and contemporary Thai art from the 17th Century onwards. The contemporary works are interesting …

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Jim Thompson’s House

Jim Thompson's House in Bangkok

The Jim Thompson’s House, which is has become an integral part of Bangkok tourism is actually a traditional Thai house built by an American who has done his bit and more to revive the silk industry of Thailand. The Owner of the house, Jim Thompson took it upon himself to …

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Suan Pakkad Palace

Suan Pakkad Palace in Bangkok

More than a century old, the Suan Pakkad Palace was a joint property of the Prince and Princess Chumbhot in 1952. The palace gets its name from the land it was built on, a cabbage patch, which is ‘Suan Pakkad’ in Thai. The building itself as well as its treasures …

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Vimanmek Mansion

Vimanmek Masion in Bangkok

The Vimanmek Mansion in Bangkok was established as a royal residence. Built in the early part of the 20th century, the entire structure is made of teak wood making it the world’s biggest teak wood building. Now a museum, it preserves rare artifacts and gives an insight into true royal …

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Rare Stone Museum in Bangkok

Rare Stone Museum in Bangkok

The Rare Stone Museum is a one of a kind place. The museum has a rare collection of stones, crystals and fossils collected over a period of time by its owner Banyong Lertnimitr. You will find here rare stones originating mostly from Thailand as well as Africa and other parts …

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Royal Barges National Museum

Royal Barges National Museum in Bangkok

The Royal Barges Museum is located on the banks of the Bangkok Noi Canal on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, and offers a fascinating insight into Thai history and culture. It houses eight of Thailand’s finest and most beautiful barges which are carved out from huge pieces …

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