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Royal Barges National Museum

80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
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The museum is home to the ornately decorated boats used in State ceremonies.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
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80/1 Arun Amarin Road | Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
+66 2 424 0004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An interesting place to visit, but can be difficult as you need to walk through the Navy compound to enter. Fortunately the Navy guard saw us at the front gate looking a bit lost, and pointed us in the right direction and gave us a...More

Thank KiwiMaiTai
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Royal barge museum has preserved the barges on which Thailand's Royalty travelled on the Chao Praya river on important occasions. The barges are made of 1 piece of log and they are enormous. The workmanship on the Prows , the amidships pedestal and on...More

Thank Gurukohli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Access is a little bit difficult. Best is to take Chao Praya river boat till station 12 ( Pinklao ), and then walk 800 meters trough a pittoresque traditional neighbourhood. The barges are quite impressing, and still in use for an annual royal barges procession....More

Thank pierremichelshanghai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum displays 8 out of 52 important royal barges. They are beautifully decorated and still used for royal ceremonies. It's a nice place to go to if you have already seen the main sights in Bangkok but not a must see. Be ready to...More

Thank Oliver K
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The extremely ornate barges were occupied by royalty when going along the river in front of their subjects. Many of these massive barges require in excess of 50 rowers.

Thank jeffreylk
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

You can get here via boat, yet can get here easier by cab and a short walk to the obscured entrance. A few points... 1. The boats (approximately 6) are interesting enough. You can visit the museum and leave in about 10-30 minutes having seen...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

What beautiful boats from many hundred years ago. Restored to their original designs. With Snake head , Asura head , Lord Vishnu , Flying God. Exquisite designs extremely colorful. Take pictures

Thank permafinish
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The royal barges museum may not be the first thing a Bangkok-traveller may visit, but it wonderfully complements the other experiences. As the Chao Phraya was always in the center of Bangkok, the royal barges had to draw a lot of attention to them, when...More

Thank W V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I recommend a short visit to this small but unique museum on the river front. Pageantry and the river are key to appreciating Bangkok's history and you can easily get a sense of both at this museum. Watch the short film...quality is not perfect but...More

Thank beth w
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Sparkling glass adornments in a gold shell encasing each of the current seaworthy royal barges, alongside remnants of barges destroyed by WW2 bombing (who knew Bangkok was bombed?). An interesting option to Wat visits when booking a trip on the on/off barge plying the polluted...More

Thank kathmandu91
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1 December 2015|
Response from Vince M | Reviewed this property |
They have pictures of the barges from all angles and they cost 50 baht, very reasonable.
24 November 2015|
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Response from Teanna C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take a boat....I rented a tuck tuck driver all day and he took me wherever I wanted to go....
12 September 2015|
Response from twiddlybits | Reviewed this property |
To answer this you are best to look up the Royal Barges on the Internet, the barges rarely leave their Museum and I believe it was many years ago they ventured out and probably many more years before that even. The barge... More