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Royal Barges National Museum

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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
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80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The royal barges represent a tradition that few others have as Thais line the sides of the Chaopaya river to catch a glimpse of these ancient river limos. When not used for special occasions, they are stored at this museum. It is a must see...More

Thank Year Bune S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum tracing the history of the Thailand's Royal Barge Procession a ceremony of both religious and royal significance which has been taking place for nearly 700 years. There is a video presentation and then you can wander around the pontoons next to the boats...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I’m just rating this as 3-stars, not good, not bad, because we could not find this museum and technically didn’t visit it, but I want to tell people how complicated it was to search for. We were a group with 2 grandparents who are fairly...More

Thank RebeccaB5342
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Not worth the money. Espacially for photographers, they have to pay double plus cant use a tripod (they only say it once you are in). There are only 5 boats and Some side info stands, but they arent sxitched on. Overall bad experience...

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

this was an interesting museum trip for me. well, it was my first time visiting this type of museum. and it was my curiosity that led me here. it's very well preserved and well kept. the only thing i wish was better was the path...More

Thank she a
Reviewed 13 May 2018

My husband is a sailor so I was dragged along to see the royal barges. Quite a hard place to get to, but worth it when we found it. Most of them seemed to be being restored when we were there but there was still...More

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very unusual museum with the eight restored barges actually docked in the water - definitely a must-see with the barges’ sheer size (some over 100 feet long) and their beautiful artistry. Signage and displays onsite are very informative. The problem is that...More

Thank guiltlessreader
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were lucky enough to meet a fellow traveller who spoke with us about this ‘gem’ and we ended up joining him on his visit - we are pleased we did, it wasn’t on our list of things to do in Bangkok and it would...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We took a water taxi to the museum. There were 8 barges on display and they were beautiful. The barges required from 30-60 oarsmen to power each barge. All were beautifully decorated with lacquer and glass. Each had a unique head and several had a...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 21 March 2018

For a national museum, this is not exactly easy to get to! But persevere, it's worth the effort. We took the Chao Phraya express ferry to Phra Pin Klao (pier 12). Then there is about a 1 km walk through wiggly alleyways to the museum....More

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Response from guiltlessreader | Reviewed this property |
There is a set of postcards (10 pieces, I think) which has archival imagery and more contemporary photos. It cost 120 baht.
25 November 2015|
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Response from Teanna C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take a boat....I rented a tuck tuck driver all day and he took me wherever I wanted to go....
12 September 2015|
Response from twiddlybits | Reviewed this property |
To answer this you are best to look up the Royal Barges on the Internet, the barges rarely leave their Museum and I believe it was many years ago they ventured out and probably many more years before that even. The barge... More