The king’s former second palace now houses some of the most beautiful art and antiques in the country.
Formerly the viceroy's palace, the National Museum is a must-see complex of traditional Thai structures. The front hall itself is highlighted by a monumental Buddha head from the Ayutthaya period that overlooks the whole exhibition space, while a stunningly graceful bronze Bodhisattva from the Srivijaya period takes center stage amid Khmer and Hindu sculptures. You'll also find carefully kept smaller pieces ranging from Buddhist art to delicate Rattanakosin-era puppets.
|Address:||National Museum, 4 Na Phra That Rd., Bangkok, Thailand|
|Phone:||02 224-1404, 02-224-1333|
|Area:||Rattanakosin (Old Town)|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 8am-3pm|
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