Museums Walking Tour in Bangkok, Bangkok

Bangkok's numerous museums each contribute to a magnificent, weird and wonderful tapestry that offers visitors a keen insight into Thailand's varied traditions. Some of the museums, like the Royal Barge Museum, the National Museum and the Human Imagery Museum are housed in buildings that are as noteworthy in themselves as the exhibits they contain. Take this tour to catch the city's best museums.
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Guide Name: Museums Walking Tour in Bangkok
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok (See other walking tours in Bangkok)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Author: valery
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Forensic Museum

1) Forensic Museum

Siriraj Medical Museum, located in Siriraj Hospital, consists of several medical museums including the Forensic Medicine Museum. The museum is open to the public and is a valuable source of information both for medical professionals and laymen. It has a large collection of important specimens related to the modern history of medicine in Thailand. The museum contains six permanent exhibits and a temporary exhibit. The six sections with permanent exhibits address the following fields: anatomy,...   view more
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Royal Barge National Museum

2) Royal Barge National Museum

Originated in the capital of Sukhothai Kingdom probably in the 13th century, Royal barges formerly served as war vessels and were used on royal occasions. During Ayutthaya period, the magnificent processions of spectacular royal barges aligned on the rivers and canals at the island capital of Ayatthaya.

The Royal Barge Procession is one of the most spectacular events in the world. At this event the King delivers new robes to the monks at Wat Arun. Lavishly and ornamentally decorated boats...   view more
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Bangkok National Museum

3) Bangkok National Museum (must see)

The Bangkok National Museum features exhibits of Thai art and history. Opened in 1874 by His Majesty King Rama V, the Bangkok National Museum is the first public venue to display the royal collection of King Rama IV and other objects of general interest. It occupies the 18th Century Wang Na Palace or Palace to the Front which had previously been the residence of the Prince Successor.

Named the Bangkok Museum in 1926 it had subsequently transformed into the National Museum Bangkok under the...   view more
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Silpa Bhirasri Memorial National Museum

4) Silpa Bhirasri Memorial National Museum

Professor Silpa Bhirasri is an Italian sculptor who was honored as “Father of Thai modern art and contemporary art”. Born in Italy on September 15, 1892, he belonged to a merchant family whose parents did not care much of art. He had, however, special personal interest in art. He completed his graduation from the leading art institute in Florence where he was promoted as an art professor at the age of 23.

In 1923, King Rama VI hired a talented artisan Professor Corrodo Feroci through an...   view more
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King Prajadhipok Museum

5) King Prajadhipok Museum

King Prajadhipok Museum presents the life and history of the King Prajadhipok’s reign. The museum has nine permanent exhibition halls covering various subjects. King Prajadhipok’s personal effects are displayed including items on films, music, sports and writings that reveal his personal tastes. The exhibition shows his life before he was crowned, his life after abdication and his final years in England. On display are photos of the coronation ceremony, the celebrations of Bangkok's...   view more
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Damrong Rachanupab Museum and Library

6) Damrong Rachanupab Museum and Library

This museum and library is situated in a peaceful tree-lined haven located within the chaotically busy Ratchadamnoen Avenue area. Built as the Varadis Palace, entering this building is like taking a walk back in time. It was the dwelling of King Mongkut (Rama IV)'s son - Prince Damrong. The prince played an important role for the Thai people, especially during the period of Rama V's rule, when he helped the king and the country in a wide range of areas. A man of diverse capacities,...   view more

Walking Tours in Bangkok, Thailand

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bangkok is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bangkok Old City Walk

Bangkok Old City Walk

The ideal way to start a trip to Bangkok is to get a glimpse of its busy backstreets and to gape at its grandest holy places. Why not start your sightseeing in Krungthep, where you will see pretty squares, thronged streets and impressive temples. Then you can roam the backstreets and get a peep at the local street markets. You can also make a stop at a great local Thai restaurant that's always packed with visitors. Check out our list of the top tourist sights to kick off your trip to Bangkok.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Bangkok's shrines are integral to the city's heart and soul. These edifices can impress and overwhelm even the most experienced traveler. In the city you'll find thousands of sites with decorated glass and ceramics and ornamented with complex configurations of painted gold. Take our tour of Wats and Temples to see the best of the many holy shrines Bangkok has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Bangkok without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Bangkok, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

One of the city's brightest, most vibrant and interesting districts, Chinatown is packed with some of the best tourist spots in Bangkok including great museums and amazing temples. See the top sights with our Chinatown Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok

Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok

Bangkok is an old metropolis that has been home to a diverse population of cultures, nationalities and religious beliefs for centuries. While Buddhism is by far the biggest religion, spiritual tolerance has long facilitated the co-existence of other faiths in the Thai capital. In fact, some of the churches are among the most impressive foreign buildings in all of Bangkok. Take our tour to see the most visited places of worship in the Thai capital.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Famous Architecture Tour

Famous Architecture Tour

Bangkok's varied skyline is a true architectural inspiration, with its unique mix of strange buildings, Italian-inspired designs and modern tall towers. If you take a walk around the city's streets you'll find hidden passageways, regular houses, exhilarating foreign designs and luxurious modern structures. Get the best views of all these sights with our Famous Architecture Tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.6 km

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