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I finally made it to this out of the way museum that displays 5 or so of the 50+ royal barges. Very impressive indeed and they are still undergoing renovation for the fall festivities. It is about a 10 minute walk from the public ferry...More
The royal barge museum gives you a taste of what the upcoming kings coronation will look like on the water. All of the barges are beautiful and intricately decorated. They are currently working on restoring many of them so that they will be prepared for...More
Although a bit out of the way this is worth a trip.
It is located within an actual naval base.
It contains many elaborately formed and decorated royal barges. They are currently being prepared for the coronation parade in early May. Consequently many artisans were...More
Researched more remote highlights and found this gem. A small museum with a dozen Royal barges last used in 2012 being readied for this years pageant. Little hard to find and really a good trip. Wonderful craftsmanship with the artistic Thai ladies working with gold...More
Other reviews discussed the difficulty in visiting the museum and we were unsure we would be able to visit due to my husbands very limited mobility. Our driver convinced the guard of the Naval Base to allow us to pass through the base to enter...More
the numerous king's barges are indoors and being refurbished. They are beyond beautiful and huge. The colors are amazing, gold leaf is being applies by fabulous artists. They charge an additional to take pics.
We visited the Royal Barges Museum as part of a private afternoon river and klongs tour, and had the whole museum to ourselves as we were the only visitors at that time of the day.
The museum is housed in a vast hanger-type building containing...More
If you arrive by the Hop On Hop Off boat walk past the hospital towards the bridge that goes over the water, go up onto the bridge cross then go under towards the Navel base the guard will then let you walk across the open...More