A visit to the National Maritime Museum in Chanthaburi Province will prove to be quite an interesting experience, where one can learn more about the naval history of Thailand.
The National Maritime Museum is open from Wednesdays to Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. onwards. The entrance fee is 10 baht for Thai nationals and 30 baht for foreigners and can be purchased from the museum counter without any hassle.
How to Get There
The museum is within easily reach from many a hotel in Chanthaburi including the likes of Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao through any mode of transport. It is recommended to hire a taxi or a private vehicle to reach the location. However, more adventurous types can board a bus heading towards the area.
The establishment was commissioned by the Fine Arts Department in 1994 and was built near Khai Noen Wong, Bang Kaia sub-district. The museum which consists of twin buildings, houses exhibits of Thailand’s naval paraphilia as well as an archive of historical records on underwater archaeological studies conducted in the past years.
Things to See
Visitors can wander around the main hall on the 2nd floor which showcases a life-size argosy model which they can enter. Smaller sections display numerous kinds of rare ships, antiques, and ruins. The highlight section includes a bit of history of Chanthaburi such as its natural attractions, orchards and about the Chong people, the indigenous folk of Chanthaburi.
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