Are you visiting Bangkok soon? Then you need to ensure that you are adding the best places to visit to your list, and that includes museums.
Bangkok is home to amazing museums, and therefore, we decided to create this top 7 at Apoteka. We are going to take you by the hand, to show you why these museums are excellent additions to your trip.
They come in different styles, and therefore, you will find a museum that suits you and what you want to see and experience. Just keep reading!
Bangkok National Museum
The first National Museum in Thailand, built in the late 1800s. In this museum, you will find a wide myriad of art and artifacts, the largest selection in the country. Therefore, if you want to learn all about Thai culture and history, then this is the place to visit.
The museum is divided in different buildings, which have different types of art and artifacts. Nonetheless, this museum has three permanent exhibitions:
You will find it located on the grounds of the Grand Palace, so you can visit both attractions in the same day.
Are you a fan of interactive experiences? Then you will find love this museum, because it is full of exhibitions with interactive elements, as well as vivid audio and video.
It has 14 rooms, which host different exhibitions. Nonetheless, they all have the same focus, show the evolution, culture and history of Thai people.
Without any doubts, it is a great museum for everyone, since you will learn a lot about Thailand in a fun and modern way.
On the outside it looks like a conventional neoclassical building, but now you know that it is packed with tons of novelty and technology.
If you prefer open-air museums, then you will love Ancient Siam. It is full of replicas of buildings typical from Thailand.
Consider that this museum is quite large, and therefore, there is a lot to walk. So, if you are not a fan of walking, then you can always do it via bike or golf cart, so you can turn it into an even more exciting experience.
Therefore, if you want a tranquil, fresh and natural way to explore Thai architecture, then this is the museum to visit.
The Jim Thompson House
A museum in honor to Jim Thompson, the American architect that saved the silk industry in Thailand from disappearing during the 60s.
He disappeared mysteriously in a Malaysian jungle, but he left us with a magnificent complex of six teak homes in the heart of Bangkok, which are one amazing exhibitions for visitors.
A house in particular, which is the Jim Thompson House, is full of precious treasures from different parts of Southeast Asia, which go anywhere from paintings to fine porcelain.
Without any doubts, an interesting and fabulous experience for any visitor.
Museum of Contemporary Art
If you want to see the best of modern art, then you need to visit this museum. It has 800 superb works, distributed amongst its five stories.
The museum is a piece of art itself, because it looks like it was carved from a single piece of granite. It also features precious jasmine designs, which in combination with natural light, bring you a superb display of architecture.
Therefore, if you are an art lover, then here you have an excellent addition to your trip.
Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is a museum unique of its kind, because it is the first one to use 3D technology. You will find it inside the Esplanade Shopping Mall, with six permanent exhibitions.
It has 150 paintings as well as interactive works, which will allow you to have a lot of fun while you explore the beautiful and haunting art.
It feels more like a theme park, but it is definitively worth a visit. It combines the best from a museum with interactive 3D technology, which makes it ideal for children as well.
Therefore, if you want to experience something new and exotic during your visit, then now you have an excellent option.
Tilleke & Gibbins Museum
Finally, if you are looking for a kind of “secret” museum, then look no further than Tilleke & Gibbins, the museum of counterfeit goods.
You will find on the 26th story of the Supalai Grand Tower, and it offers you an exhibition of 500 counterfeit goods that range from pharmaceutics to food and clothing. However, it is worth saying that they have 1000s of confiscated products.
It is not something you will see very often, and therefore, it is a worthy addition to your trip. You will learn about these exotic products, but also about the severity of copyright infringement.
Now you have seven fabulous museums to visit during your stay in Bangkok. They are ideal for families, groups or even if you are traveling solo. If you have any question, just let us know in the comments and we will get back to you!