National Museum & Wang Na Palace Overview

In the former grounds of the 18th Century Wang Na Palace, The Bangkok National Museum houses the largest collection of Thai art and artifacts in the country. It's worth a visit, especially if visiting nearby Wat Phra Kaew or the Grand Palace. The museum exhibits are arranged into three areas consistent with Thai history, and good English-language descriptions.

Visiting these cultural gems in Bangkok during your Thailand trip provides a captivating journey through the kingdom's past, showcasing an extensive collection of artifacts, art, and historical treasures. The National Museum, located in the heart of the city, serves as a cultural beacon, housing artifacts spanning from prehistoric times to the present. Adjacent to it, the Wang Na Palace, also known as the Front Palace, offers a glimpse into traditional Thai architecture and royal life. These iconic landmarks serve as a gateway to Thailand's fascinating history, making your Bangkok trip both educational and awe-inspiring.

Highlights: This museum includes a funeral chariot hall, featuring carriages used for royal cremations, and many excellent examples of Thai architecture. Free English-language tours given by volunteers are available. Tours are also conducted in German (Thursdays), French and Japanese (Wednesdays).

Location: Na Phrothat Road, near the Grand Palace

Timings: Open from Wednesday to Sunday between 09:00 - 16:00

Price: Approximate price is 200 Baht

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