Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Get closer to the charming dugouts and appreciate their charming features. The eleborately crafted royal barges to be used in royal ceremonial processions are kept and exhibited in sheds on a tributary of the Chao Phraya River. The most significant and stunning one is the king's royal barge, Suphannahong with a figurehead of the head of a mythical bird.

The splendid results of the 5th Festival of Arts of the Kingdom held in late December 2007 has led to the permanent exhibtion of the masterpieces of Chitralada Arts and Crafts Centre under H.M. the Queen's Royal Patronage. This museum is located in The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.

This fine architecture, originally a royal residence of Prince Baripatra has been turned to offices of several organisations and finally become the Bank of Thailand National Museum featuring the prince’s life, the history of the central bank and Thai and foreign currencies.

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Located within walking distance of the Grand Palace, the museum ground consists of an old palace and several Thai-style buildings of architectural beauty. Inside it houses Thailand's artistic treasures from prehistoric to contemporary, making it a great place to appreciate Thai arts.

Madame Tussauds, the world’s famous lifelike wax museum was open in a luxury shopping mall in Bangkok. With 10 interesting themed zones and more than 90 wax figures, the place simply shouldn’t be missed.

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A wide variety of art works including Tha i and international contemporary art is displayed in the dark cylindrical building that can protect the art works from Bangkok's bright day light. In addition, an art market is regularly held here every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

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Located in the old royal mint recognised as one of the most beautiful buildings in Thailand, the National Art Gallery exhibits both classical and contemporary arts of renowned Thai artists. His Majesty King Bhumibol's oil paintings are also displayed here.

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Established in response to the gracious wish of HM Queen Sirikit, The Queen's Gallery is a permanent home to the exhibition of a wide range of Thai visual arts especially paintings and sculptures. Visitors can enjoy shopping for souvenirs designed by leading Thai artists, etc.

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More than 3,000 specimens of 600 species of seashells from around the world are on exhibit. Visitors will leave with a sense of awe after viewing the shells of various sizes, shapes and colours. Highlights are hard-to-see giant seashells and seashells of bivalve molluscs in beautiful colours.

Photo : www.bkkseashellmuseum.co.th

The most astonishing landmark of Samut Prakan Province is perhaps the Erawan Museum. Hidden underneath the colossal three-headed elephant statue (250 tons in weight, 20 metres high and 39 metres long) standing on the pink pedestal is a 3-storey museum housing numerous priceless antiques and religious objects.

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Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, a brand new tourist attraction on the Rattanakosin Island, is an interactive self learning centre with state-of-the-art multimedia technologies giving information on history, arts and culture of the Rattanakosin era (since 1782). Each exhibition room represents a part of the grandeur of Rattanakosin.

There are many things to see, read, listen to, think about and do in the Museum of Siam. Recently opened in 2008, it features modern, colourful presentations that narrate the whole story about Thainess as well as many intellectual interactive games.

The neo-classic building constructed in 1906 serves as the first monarchic museum that applies modern technology. The museum exhibits a collection of King Rama VII's personal belongings, photographs, documents and biography of Thailand's first constitutional monarch.

It is the first museum of fibreglass human images of Thailand. The main sculptures feature famous Buddhist monks of Thailand, the kings of the Chakri dynasty, traditional Thai lifestyles and Thai children's games. more about Human Imagery Museum.

Photos : www.thaiwaxmuseum.com

Location: 4th Floor, Esplanade RatchadaphisekHave your beautiful memories here! The Art in Paradise on the 4th floor of Esplanade Ratchadaphisek is the first 3D Art Museum in Bangkok from Creators of 3D Art Museum in Thailand. To get there is easy by MRT subway, getting off at Thailand Cultural Centre Station (exit 3).

Photo : www.artinparadisebkk.co.th

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