The city of Bangkok offers some amazing rides upon the water and Bangkok cruises are a huge part of the tourist attraction to the city. Drift along the Chao Phraya river and watch the unfolding riverscape from your luxurious quarters with cozy interior designs that compliment well the ravishing outdoor view. Anantara Cruises Thailand feels like floating on a dreamland, as you find yourself cruising on the river. A Bangkok cruise tour seldom can get better than the experience you gain here with the services of Anantara Cruises.
Located in Na Phrathat road in Bangkok and adjoining the Sanam Luang, Thailand National Museum was first opened in 1874 by King Rama V with a view to showcasing the relics from the times of King Rama IV’s regime. Today it holds a priceless collection of exhibits that reveal the length and depth of Thai history. This exotic collection is varied and numerous from the recovered relics of the ancient cities of Sukhothai and Ayuthaya to the exquisite jewels, weapons, statues, Asian art as well as antiques as well as the ivory and other expensive possessions of Royalty, prehistoric art and murals. One of the most world renowned items housed within the museum is the inscription of King Ram Kamhaeng which is included in the Unesco Memory of the World programme Register in 2003. This much admired exhibit that is also claimed to be the first piece of work mentioned in Thai literature is contained within the first of the six buildings of the museum, that you find on the left side as you enter and is called the Sivamokhapiman Hall. The same building holds the ticket office in addition to galleries that contain relics from historic and prehistoric era.
It is easy to lose track of time while you are within the museum so it is best to plan ahead and devote time to the visit. A nice and convenient way to reach the museum is through a small boat ride from Wat Arun or taking the river express pier Thra Phra Chan.