The best museums in Bangkok – Tracing the colourful Thai history

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Bangkok is not all about thriving shopping malls and vibrant nightlife! Like any other city in the world, Bangkok has its share of educational and captivating museums. Do read on.

National Museum

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For those who wish to have a comprehensive and premier look into Thai culture, the National Museum will be the ideal place to be at. Located in the former Wang Na Palace, its highlights include the impressive collections of Sukhothai art and Buddhaisawan Chapel. Many fascinating sculptures and busts representing different eras in Thai history are sure to meet your eye.

Jim Thompson House

Step back in time as you set foot in the Jim Thompson House which reminds of the endeavors taken by the former American architect, Jim Thompson in establishing the country’s declining silk industry. The house comprises a fine and priceless collection of silk and Asian art. Those residing at a 5 star Bangkok hotel the likes of Emporium Suites by Chatrium, will take only 25 minutes to reach this attraction.

Museum of Siam

Diverting from the traditional notion of visiting a museum, the Museum of Siam explains the true concept of ‘Thainess’ and its rewarding history as an interactive experience which will delight your whole family. Covering every aspect ranging from modern-day Thailand to influences on Thai Buddhism, this museum will give you an insight into the Thai culture.

Suan Pakkad Palace

The term ‘Suan Pakkad’ which means ‘cabbage patch’ was derived since this land was originally used for farming. The splendid blend of elegant gardens and traditional architecture make the museum worth a visit especially if you are a first-time traveller to Bangkok.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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