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, and view one of the best collections of Southeast Asian art in the world.
What to Expect
Discover the vivid history of Thailand during this guided half-day tour of the National Museum in Bangkok.
One of the largest and most comprehensive museums in Southeast Asia, Bangkok's National Museum houses a vast collection of artifacts from all regions of Thailand, ranging from neolithic times to the modern Thai Kingdom.
Opened by King Rama V in 1874 to exhibit the antiques and gifts bestowed to him by his father, popular items in the museum include Chinese weapons, gold treasures, precious stones, Khon masks, puppets, ceramics, clothing and textiles, woodcarving, and traditional musical instruments from throughout Southeast Asia. The museum also houses a collection of royal funerary carriages, including the massive and still-used Vajayant Rajarot that requires 300 men to pull.
In the company of your expert guide, you'll learn about the full range of Thai culture and history, as well as the traditional significance of Buddhism to the Thai way of life. Murals and sculpture provide the backdrop to learn about the Buddhist, Hindu, Vedic, and Animist traditions that combine to form Thai Buddhism, while textiles reveal the history of Thai royal diplomacy, ancient court life, and the evolution of Thai arts. Additionally, many of the significant remains of the former capitals Sukhothai and Ayutthaya are on display.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Admission to National Museum Bangkok
- Services of an expert guide
What's Not Included
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses