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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
Arun Amarin
+66 2 424 0004
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All reviews take photos bangkok noi on display poor area works of art royal thai worth the effort an adventure detailed information chao phraya river long tailed boat thai history well worth the trip orange flag sheer size across the river admission fee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have written, getting there is much of the fun. We went from the orange (or blue) flag boat N12 stop. Google maps points you in the right direction and the route is in fact quite well signposted. It is mainly along a narrow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PeterMG99
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Despite being listed as one of the attractions along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, this museum probably doesn't rate very highly on most visitors' must-see list. Nevertheless, it's a relatively fascinating museum that showcases the royal barges that are brought out for use only...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 30 October 2018

A great (if small) display of unique barges. Sadly you need to plan ahead if you want to visit - we took a river commuter boat to the nearest stop but it was a long walk fr off the beaten track - came back by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jon b
Reviewed 25 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yearbunes
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nohandlelah
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...

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank yvesb802
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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2 December 2015|
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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