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Royal Barges National Museum

80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“take photos” (21 reviews)
“on display” (11 reviews)
“short film” (3 reviews)
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80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
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+66 2 424 0004
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"take photos"
in 21 reviews
"on display"
in 11 reviews
"short film"
in 3 reviews
"photo permit"
in 2 reviews
"walk takes about minutes"
in 2 reviews
"water craft"
in 2 reviews
"military base"
in 2 reviews
"private boat"
in 5 reviews
"works of art"
in 3 reviews
"long tail"
in 5 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"an adventure"
in 5 reviews
"royal thai"
in 3 reviews
"detailed information"
in 2 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 2 reviews
"tourist ferry"
in 2 reviews
"chao phraya river"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A good place to learn history of Thais ship. THB100 admission fee. It's a great museum, hope they will improve the way to reach it

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The boats were spectacular and eight of these beauties are on display. We were lucky in our timing and had the museum to ourselves. As incredible as these barges were, my favorite part of our visit was interacting with the Thai family that ran the...More

Thank Michaela
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Nice to see the heritage of a fairly unique part of Thai culture is so well preserved and accessible. the history of the barges is provided in English so you don't need a guide or translator to learn about them. The restoration and preservation of...More

Thank DMMEdmonton
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Some call Bangkok the "Venice of the East" because of the numerous waterways and canals that wind throughout the city. It is clear that each ruler of Thailand placed great importance on the design of a magnificent barge that could transport them in lavish style...More

1  Thank ReneWicks
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

These gold encrusted barges were the transportation for the royal family. They were very interesting to look at and provided a different perspective on river transport. I found the place worthwhile to visit and would recommend it.

1  Thank crosswycke
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This open air museum (there is a roof and three sides) contains several Royal Barges used in the Royal Barge Procession. Each one has either been carefully restored (some date back more than 100 years), while others are of newer construction (as recent as 2006)....More

2  Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We hired a boat to tour the Chao Phraya River. This was our last but most amazing destination. Parked in a special barge shelter were about 8 barges, all beautiful works of culture and art. Two of them were used by the now departed King...More

Thank Haebee
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jblaza
1 December 2015|
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Response from Vince M | Reviewed this property |
They have pictures of the barges from all angles and they cost 50 baht, very reasonable.
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magdherb
24 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....
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daveprem
12 September 2015|
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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
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