Visit the best museums in Bangkok

Bangkok National Museum ©

Bangkok is a worldwide famous city, being a major commercial, business and tourist centre. The city has numerous things to offer for its visitors, such as beautiful Buddhist temples, fantastic hotels and restaurants, vibrant nightlife venues, gorgeous markets and other points of interest. The following article will present you some of Bangkok’s museums. If you love art and would like to make a visit to the amazing capital city, make sure to visit the best museums in Bangkok. If you would like to find out more about Thai culture and art, don’t miss the museums. Whether you visit the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre or the Folk Museum, you will surely have part of a memorable experience.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

It is a great contemporary arts museum situated in the capital city. The building which houses the museum was recently built, in 2000. Due to some problems works stopped and continued later, in 2005. The museum finally opened its doors to the public in 2008. The white building is a landmark of Bangkok’s downtown. Besides housing fantastic collections of sculptures and statues, it includes restaurants, cafes, bookshops and hosts different events ranging from theatre to music. The museum can be visited each day except Mondays from 10:00 until 21:00. There is no entry fee. (November 2012)

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre ©

Bangkok National Museum

Situated near the Grand Palace on Na Phrothat Road, the National Museum of Bangkok is an outstanding tourist attraction. The museum includes fantastic collections relating to the history of Thailand dating from the Neolithic times. It can be visited from Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 until 16:00. There are guided tours for foreign visitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 9:30. These are presented in English, German, French and Japanese languages. (November 2012)

Bangkok National Museum ©

Bangkok Folk Museum

The fantastic folk museum of Bangkok can be found at Soi Charoen Krung. It is housed in a building which dates back in the period of the World War II. The two-storey building also presents a beautiful garden. As the building used to be the home of the Suravadee family, it includes relics of the family, such as ceramics, household utensils and so on. The museum can be visited daily from 10:00 16:00 and there is no entry charge. (November 2012)

Bangkok Planetarium

Another outstanding museum of Bangkok is the Planetarium which is the oldest of its kind in Thailand. Situated on the Sukhumvit Road, it is a popular visitor attraction of Bangkok. The construction of the building started in 1962 and it opened two years later, in 1964. The fantastic planetarium held great shows every day except Mondays at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 14:30. (November 2012)

Bangkok Planetarium ©


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