Royal Barges Museum in Bangkok- Get a Closer View of some Majestic Vessels!

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Sightseeing in Bangkok? Then make sure to add a visit to the Royal Barge Museum to your itinerary to get a closer glimpse of some grand vessels!

Royal Barges Museum in Bangkok | Image Credit: Mr.Peerapong Prasutr, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bangkok_Royal_Barge_National_Museum_1.jpg">Bangkok Royal Barge National Museum 1</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
Royal Barges Museum in Bangkok | Image Credit: Mr.Peerapong Prasutr, Bangkok Royal Barge National Museum 1, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Museum

The Royal Barge Museum houses Thailand’s most magnificent vessels; the royal barges, which have only been used in the Royal Barge Procession that has taken place 16 times during the past 65 years.

How to Get There

The Museum is situated along the bank of a canal which is connected to the mighty Chao Phraya River and can be easily accessed by many a 5-star hotel in Bangkok including the likes of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok. Interested parties can reach it by boarding the Chao Phraya Express Boat to the Wang Lang Pier or hire themselves a long-tail boat to get around the waterways.

Things to See

Once having arrived at the museum, the entrance fee is 100 baht and an additional 100 baht if you wish to take photos. Visitors can wander around and take in Thailand’s impressive royal barges which have been carved from the finest teak, gilded in gold and decorated with shimmering crystals and more.

Useful Information

The museum is open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., however, if your visiting during November to December it might be better to call ahead to inquire if the barges will be available for viewing as they might have been taken away to prepare for the Royal Barge Ceremony which takes place in December.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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