Here, the day never ends. As the scorching rays of the setting sun hide beneath the big black world, neon lights start burning and life begins to vibrate in the nocturnal veins of the ones who call this city life their own in the busy world of Bangkok.
In the midst of the clamor of the modern day glory, lies hidden, a gem that proclaims the olden beauty and grandeur of the centuries past. The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, in Ratchdamneon Klang Avenue, boasts of the rich history of a country that saw wonders well before the metallic development began. Being a museum that is equipped with multimedia, the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall conveys the splendor of yesteryear in a medium that modern day generations understands, combining the old and new in wonderful proportions, with an effect that is truly marvelous.
The Hall is either reached by taxi from Hua Lamphong or by boat from Sapphan Taksin to Tha Thien Pier from where a Tuk Tuk will have to be taken to the location as no sky trains or metro station is nearby.
As you enter the doors of the museum welcomed by two statues and reach the lobby, birds will be seen flying on the sky line of the old old town, as you pass by the lobby, facilitated by interactive displays, which will immediately prepare you for the journey you are about to have to the past on the vehicle of modern day technology. A two hour guided tour conducted in Thai, will take you all around the museum, while special audio headsets in English will be provided as well.
The life of the Palace is displayed in an enchanting manner, with life size statues and music adding life to the scene. A circular room will also take you to the time when trade streets were alive with people hustling and bustling over monk’s bowl workshops of Baan Bat and foodie lanes.
If you are planning to visit the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall to witness the color and majesty of the days gone by, centrally located Bangkok city hotels could be considered to get the most out of the holiday spent in the busy city. Atrium Bangkok can be recommended as it is a wonderfully luxurious city hotel Bangkok possesses.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.