Location : On Bangkok Noi Canal
near Arun Amarin bridge
The museum can be reached by boat from Tha Chang
Pier near the Grand
Palace. It houses several royal barges used
in Royal ceremonial processions on the river.
The most beautiful and important barge is the
Suphannahong, the king's personal barge, which
was built in 1911 in the reign of King Rama VI.
It is 44.7 metres long and 3.1 metres wide, being
the largest and most elaborate dugout in the world.
The name, meaning "golden hongsa", came
from the bow of the barge carved into the shape
of the head of a mythical bird called hongsa.