The depth and beauty of Thai culture is demonstrated in its museums. This full-day journey captures the arts, crafts and religion of this nation, as well as portraying the essential role of the Thai Royal Family.
What to Expect
Your tour begins around 08:30, when your specialist guide and driver will collect you. Your highly knowledgeable guide will accompany you on this tour through the history and cultural richness of Thailand. The core purpose of this day tour is to learn about Thai values and the treasures that built this nation. A visit to the National Museum will walk you through the whole history of the country, from the first known civilization of Chiang Bang to the present day; then you will discover the evolution of arts and techniques over the same period, focusing on the influence of religion (Brahmanism and Buddhism).
A visit to Rattanakosin Museum will highlight some of the founding principles of Thailand, such as the emancipation of the Thai people that deeply binds them to the monarchy. Finally, the day will end in the contemporary period with a visit to MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art). Visitors will see why Thai contemporary art is at odds with Western approaches, mainly due to the strong influence of religion in the development of Thai art, and some censorship of thought and the ability to express it.
This full-day visit forms an exciting historical tour through the evolution and values of this great South-East Asian country. Your day will end with return to your hotel at around 18:30.
- Private tours and transfers from and to your downtown Bangkok Hotel with driver and English-speaking specialist guide
- Lunch at local restaurant
- All taxes and service fees
What's Not Included
- Other entrance fees and expenses, such as meals (breakfast and/or dinner), drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
- Hotel accommodation in Bangkok
- Tips and gratuities
Know Before You Go
This tour does not operate on Mondays, as most of the museums are closed.