Learn about Thai art, culture, and history during this guided half-day visit to the National Museum in Bangkok. Browse a vast array of artifacts showcasing the history of Thailand.
For those looking for an introduction to Thai art, culture and history, this is the best place to start with. Located nearthe Grand Palace, the museum’s buildings date back to 1782 and are as much a part of the display as the objectsthey exhibit. Popular items in the museum include an early Buddha image from Gandhara in India with obvioussigns of influence from classical Greek sculptures; a display of traditional musical instruments from Thailand, Laos,Cambodia and Indonesia and the collection of royal funerary carriages, including the massive and still usedVajayant Rajarot that requires no less than 300 men to pull. Spread over various separate galleries, this is perhapsa calm and “cooler” environment where you will be able to learn more about Thailand and its vivid history.