There are many other museums in Bangkok such as the Prasart Museum, Thai Royal Barge Museum, and the Erawan Museum, but the Bangkok National Museum is, of course, the best.
The history of the Museum
This is the first-ever public museum in Thailand. Opened in 1874 by King Rama V mainly to showcase the relics from his father’s period, the National Museum has today become the largest of all.
It’s the largest museum in Southeast Asia. So, if you feel like digging the historical facts of Thailand during your stay at any Bangkok city hotel the likes of Pathumwan Princess Hotel, you know where you should head to without any long drives.
In addition to the Thai ceremonial chariots, you may also explore traditional Chinese weapons, gold and silver treasures, gemstones, ceramics, and puppets from various parts of the Southeast Asian region. Do not also forget to witness the inscribed stone pillar of King Ramkamhaeng.
Things to know before you go
The Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Don’t forget to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew as they are also located very close by.