Bangkok National Museum
Originally built in 1782, the Bangkok National Museum is located
within the grounds of the Royal Palace, just a 15-minute walk from
the palace of the Emerald Buddha, and displays thousands of
artefacts ranging all the way from Neolithic times to present day.
It is known as Thailand's central treasury of art and archaeology.
Many of the actual buildings are works of art themselves,
surrounded by brightly-coloured pavilions and boasting some of
Southeast Asia's most ornate jewellery and historical treasures. A
visit to the museum is a must for anyone who wants a better
understanding of Thailand's rich culture and history. Guided tours
are conducted daily on topics including religion, art and
Address: Na Phra That Rd
Telephone: (0)2 224 1333
Opening Time: Open Wednesday to Sunday 9am-4pm. Free
English-language tours: Buddhism culture on Wednesday 9:30am; Art,
culture, religion on Thursday 9:30am.
Admission: THB 50