Royal Barges National Museum, Bangkok

3.7
#13 of 87 in Museums in Bangkok
Follow the hand-written signs through alleyways to Royal Barges National Museum, a hidden gem displaying the royal fleet of boats used for national ceremonies. Once serving as transport for the royal family along the country's many rivers and canals, nowadays the boats are monuments of history, coming out for grandiose occasions only. Observe the intricate ornamental details on the vessels, which bear religious importance and symbolism. Though a little off-the-beaten-track, it's worth it just to see The Golden Swan, the king's personal barge carved from a single piece of timber. To visit Royal Barges National Museum on your trip to Bangkok, use our Bangkok driving holiday planner.
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  • This is worth about half an hour once you get there. The barges a very impressive . There is a short movie you can watch to explain about the barges. There is not a lot to see, but what they have is....  more »
  • If the pomp and splendor of the Bangkok royal palace is of your liking, then the Royal Barges Museum is a must go in my opinion. It contains 10 or so enormous barges. All covered with ornaments and a....  more »
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  • This must be something quite unique. Royal Barges museum houses Royal Barges (boats, vessels) that can still be used for royal events and ceremonies. Definitely worth a visit. Craftsmanship and decorations are definitely heavenly. Entrance fee was very low.
  • Under construction 2019. Renovations. Not much to see just now. After renovations it is good. Not recommended 2019.

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