The Bangkok National Museum is one of the best places in the grand city to learn about Thai history and culture. Full of informative exhibits and priceless artefacts, a visit here can be both educational and entertaining. So, here’s a quick look at the museum and what you can expect here.
The Bangkok National Museum is quite an old building, originally being constructed in 1782 as a residence for Prince Wang Na. It was in the late 19th century that the building was converted into a museum under the instruction of King Rama V.
If you’re staying at a centrally-located serviced apartment Bangkok has on offer – say, for instance, the Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok – reaching the museum is quite easy. A taxi ride should only take you a few minutes to get there.
The museum focuses on Thai history – specifically the events that have shaped the country itself. As such, you’ll find a plethora of historical artefacts here – from weapons to coinage and even artwork. Some of the most popular exhibits here include Khon masks, ancient musical instruments, and wood carvings.
The exhibits aren’t the only thing you can admire while you’re at the museum – this building showcases some of the best traditional Thai architecture in the entirety of Bangkok. After all, it was once the residence of Thai royalty.