Amongst Bangkok’s numerous attractions is a selection of interesting museums. In order to visit these fascinating institutions it is important to base yourself at a convenient accommodation such as the Citadines Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok. This appealing apartment hotel in Bangkok offers comfortably appointed rooms and a host of modern amenities.
The Royal Thai Air Force Museum will capture the interest of anyone with an interest in airplanes and aviation. This captivating establishment features exhibits that are representative of the whole history of aviation in Thailand, with approximately thirty aircraft on display. The museum consists of two expansive hangars that are large enough to house this splendid collection of aircraft.
The selection of airplanes on display includes the very early twin-winged aircraft which were amongst the first to take to the skies of Thailand. Many of the aircraft showcased in the museum are rare specimens and some are even the very last of their type existing anywhere in the world. All of the aircraft have been meticulously restored, so that they seem ready to take to the skies. One of the most prized exhibits is a Curtiss Hawk III that has the distinction of being the last of its kind in existence. Another highlight is a hefty Vought Corsair V-93s, which is also considered to be a rare example. Not to be overlooked is the Paribatra, which is renowned as the very first aircraft to have been conceived and constructed in Thailand, dating back to 1927.
Each of the engrossing aircraft on display has an eventful story behind it. The visitor will notice a number of fighter aircraft from the Vietnam War period, as well as a number of first generation military jets; these include the Republic F 84 Thunderjet, North American F 86L and the Lockheed T33A. Further attractions at the museum are a number of trainer aircraft and rescue planes such as the Beechcraft Model 18 and the Percival Prince IIIA. These splendid aircraft will undoubtedly capture the interest of the visitor.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+