"ROYAL BARGES MUSEUM" Royal Barges Museum Tip by balhannah

Royal Barges Museum, Bangkok: 20 reviews and 45 photos

  Intricate design on a Barge
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      Intricate design on a Barge
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  • Royal Barge figurehead - Bangkok
      Royal Barge figurehead
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This Museum has elaborately decorated Barges, eight in total, although there are 50 altogether. The Barges these days, are only used on special occassions, what a sight that must be! The most important Barge on display is the Suppanahong or "Golden Swan" because its figurehead is a large Golden Swan. The Barge was built during the reign of King Rama 1. Situated next to it, is the Narai Song Suban, which has King Narai riding a garuda on its prow. This Barge was built to commemorate the King's 50th Anniversary on the Throne. There are also displays of decorative and historical objects, as well as photos. A different type of Museum to visit, and more GOLD!
It is open from 9 - 5pm daily. Admission in 2009 was 200t/b, this included the CAMERA FEE.

Address: 80/1 Rimklong Bangkok Noi, Thanon Arun Amarin
Directions: From Pier 11, head right to the side road. Here there are lots of Taxis and it is probably easiest to take one the 700metres to the side road that leads to the Museum. It is quite difficult to find on your own.
Phone: (02) 4240004
Website: http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-museum/royal-barges-museum.htm#

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 28, 2009
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