Home to a remarkable selection of Buddhist artefacts, Chao Sam Phraya is the second largest museum in Thailand. A favourite museum frequented by many, this fascinating museum which is named after the third son of a king named Intharacha, is located in the city of Ayutthaya.
Chao Sam Phraya National Museum consists of three buildings with each area exhibiting a variation of interesting objects. The first building showcases Buddhist art, religious objects and other art and artefacts which are crafted in gold and decorated with prized jewels. A priceless and a very rare Buddha statue is also seen at this section. The objects exhibited in this section are primarily from the Siamese kingdom and the hidden treasures and valuable religious statues displayed here are veritably extraordinary pieces of art which have taken the breath away of many who have visited these premises.
The second building of the museum showcases objects d’art from the 6th – 19th century. Buddha images in various postures including Bodhisattva, Ganesha are seen in this area. The third section comprises of a traditional Thai house, with the household utensils and ancient daily life of the Thai being showcased. Different trades practiced in the olden days such as pottery, basketworks and other such items are also reflected in this part of the building. Chao Sam Phraya National Museum is a must visit if you are travelling to Ayutthaya. The museum reflects the prosperous culture, religious activities and traditions prevailed during the Siamese Kingdom.
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