A good place to learn history of Thais ship. THB100 admission fee. It's a great museum, hope they will improve the way to reach it
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The boats were spectacular and eight of these beauties are on display. We were lucky in our timing and had the museum to ourselves. As incredible as these barges were, my favorite part of our visit was interacting with the Thai family that ran the...More
Nice to see the heritage of a fairly unique part of Thai culture is so well preserved and accessible. the history of the barges is provided in English so you don't need a guide or translator to learn about them. The restoration and preservation of...More
Some call Bangkok the "Venice of the East" because of the numerous waterways and canals that wind throughout the city. It is clear that each ruler of Thailand placed great importance on the design of a magnificent barge that could transport them in lavish style...More
These gold encrusted barges were the transportation for the royal family. They were very interesting to look at and provided a different perspective on river transport. I found the place worthwhile to visit and would recommend it.
This open air museum (there is a roof and three sides) contains several Royal Barges used in the Royal Barge Procession. Each one has either been carefully restored (some date back more than 100 years), while others are of newer construction (as recent as 2006)....More
We hired a boat to tour the Chao Phraya River. This was our last but most amazing destination. Parked in a special barge shelter were about 8 barges, all beautiful works of culture and art. Two of them were used by the now departed King...More
Pay the extra 100 Baht and take picture. Absolutely amazing barges with history and wonder. This is a do not miss visit when in Bangkok. No lines, no tourists.
The Royal Barges National Museum was Part of a Longboat Tour we got from our Riverside Hotel. If you wish to take photos you have to pay(100Baht) to use your camera. The barges are spectacular and there are plaques along the way outlining the history...More