Thailand’s National museum is the main museum about Thai history and culture. Located in Bangkok, it is the largest museum of Southeast Asia. More precisely, the National Museum is located in a Palace which was built for the Vice King. Later, Rama V turned it into a museum. Then, more buildings were constructed such as the Buddhaisawan Chapel, house of the sacred Buddha image, Phra Phuttha Sihing.
The museum is organized into several sections and subjects situated in different buildings and halls. It presents a large period of time from the pre historic era to the current era by showing plenty of things such as artifacts, handicrafts, tools, ceramics, sculptures, clothes, manuscripts, musical instruments, etc.
The admission fee is 200 baths for foreigners but free guided tours can be provided in English, French, German as well as Japanese depending on days and guides’ availability.
The National museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. You can reach the museum by BTS, Saphan Taksin station and then by boat.