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Tour to Thailand National Museum.
Thailand National Museum on Thanon Na Phra, houses a colossal hoard of Thailand's chief artistic riches. Among its numerous attractions are King Ramkhamhaeng's stele (displayed in the information office), a black stone inscription from Sukhothai which dates back to the thirteenth century and is thought to be the earliest record of the Thai alphabet. The main collection boasts a fine chronological survey of the developing styles of religious sculpture in Thailand, from Dvaravati era (sixth to eleventh centuries) stone and terracotta Buddha's through to the more naturalist style of the modern Bangkok era.
Elsewhere in the museum compound, Wang Na, a former palace, contains a fascinating array of Thai objects d'art, including an intricately carved ivory howdah, some fine theatrical masks, and a collection of traditional musical instruments. The second holiest image in Thailand, after the Emerald Buddha, is housed in the beautifully ornate Buddhaisawan Chapel, the vast hall in front of the eastern entrance to the Wang Na. On the south side of the Buddhaisawan Chapel, the sumptuous Ayutthaya-style house, Tamnak Daeng, is furnished in the style of the early Bangkok period.
Inside the throne Hall, there are on displays historical relicts of Thai national history and antique collections separated by the different kingdom eras that where established before the present Thai nation was established.
It is consider the biggest museum in South East Asia. The national museum is made up of 6 buildings the most stunning call Samranmukamart pavilion and Puttaisawan throne hall which are uniquely in Wang Na (viceroy) Art.
Our tour program
Many of our tour programs add the National museum as the first Bangkok sightseeing visiting place. So you can easily understand about Thai history, culture and how living is in Thailand. We highly recommend for people that are coming to Bangkok for the first time and are interested in rich history and culture to tour The National Museum first.
Below you will find our tour programs and schedules that include The National Museum first.
One Day Tour Program
Tour code: BKK-O-01
Tour name: Bangkok city tour - History & cultural
Tour highlight: National museum, The Grand palace, Canal and Royal Barge museum
Itinerary: The Bangkok museum tour starts out at the Thailand national museum, here we will show you Thailand's history this will not only orient you to Thailand but it will give you a vast look into the culture of Thailand. This tour will give you a unique look at the differences between the royal ways of life compared to the commoners' way of living.See more detail.
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Tour code: BKK-T-01
Tour name: Bangkok Culture intensive
Tour highlight: National museum, The Grand Palace, Flower market, Dinner and dance, Canal tour, Local temple, Royal barge Museum, Wat Arun and Baan Baht community
Itinerary: The Bangkok Culture intensive tour kicks off with a visit to the Thailand national museum to understand about Thai history but the focus is more on the way of living and how the Thai's lived in the past. See more detail.
Tour code: BKK-T-02
Tour name: Take it easy in the night life of Bangkok.
Tour highlight: National museum, The Grand Palace, Flower market, Tuk Tuk ride, Thai boxing and dinner, Wat Trimit, Canal tour, Wat Arun, Wat Pho
Itinerary: Begin your day with a visit to The Thailand National Museum, here we will show you Thailand's history this will not only orient you to Thailand but it will give you a vast look into the culture of Thailand. See more detail.
Tour name: A Break in central Duration: 6 days
Tour highlight: National Museum, The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Ayuttaya ruin city, Khao Yai National Park and Pattaya beach
Itinerary: Visit The Thailand National Museum, here we will show you Thailand's history this will not only orient you to Thailand but it will give you a vast look into the culture of Thailand. See more detail.