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“A Most Enjoyable Visit”
Review of The Prasart Museum

The Prasart Museum
Ranked #248 of 639 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited this private museum yesterday. Peter, who showed us around, was full of enthusiasm and very knowledgeable. We met the owner at the beginning and at the end of the tour –what a lovely, quiet, unassuming man and what a tremendous achievement! We loved the lush garden setting and appreciated the fact that, every time it was necessary to remove shoes to enter the typical Thai buildings, there were several garden seats nearby to sit on.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Our visit to The Prasart Museum was the highlight of our trip! It is done by appointment, so there are no crowds to contend with. We also had a very funny and engaging guide in Peter. We toured the entire estate with its magnificent buildings and priceless antiques. What is most interesting is the collector, Mr. Prasart. One man owns all these priceless treasures and started collecting at the tender age of 12. His dream was to go around the world and bring back Thai as well as Asian treasures so that the Thai people can learn from their history.

After the tour, we got to meet the man himself. Very unassuming and it was indeed a pleasure to meet such an honourable man. We bought the coffee table book which he so graciously signed for us. Thank you so much, Mr. Prasart for sharing your collection to your people and to visitors like us. Thanks to Peter as well who took us around and gave a wonderful insight of these treasures. I would highly, highly recommend this place!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

If you really want to know about Thai culture, visit this museum; you will have to make an appointment, as only few visitors are allowed at the same time and a guide is assigned to every group of visitors.
The visit takes about 2 hours.
Marvelous buildings, beautiful furniture and artefacts in their natural surroundings.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Tucked away off a side road, this museum is well worth the effort to visit. Taxis are the easiest way to get there & it is only a couple of minutes walk to a main road to hail a taxi once you are done. The private grounds are accessed through one of several large gates, and you are greeted by your guide shortly thereafter. Tours take around one hour & are not strenuous. During the tour you walk around the grounds & enter several buildings. You are able to take photos during this time except within the last building. All artifacts are interesting & your guide will have histories of each to relate over the course of the tour. Entry is 1000 THB per person & you are required to call & book a time prior to attending. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 9 July 2016

This enchanted garden with its amazing temples that have been lovingly restored by Mr. Prasart and his team, is one of the most amazing sites in Southeast Asia. The globe-trotting Mr. Prasart spotted the loss of Thailand's decorative and religious treasures four decades ago and has since spent his time, talent and fortune on gathering them---sometimes reviving long lost building and gardening techniques---on this once-remote corner of Bangkok's suburbs. Now it's quite easy to get to as its just a couple of blocks off the airport highway, but it's as peaceful as ever. I visit every time I'm in Bangkok. Sometimes Mr. Prasart is there himself to greet visitors---a very kind and gentle presence amidst his amazing life's work.

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