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Visit the 5 Best Museums in Thailand


The country of Thailand is well known for its rich heritage and colorful culture. Thanks to its complicated history, made up of different dynasties, visiting Thailand can leave one in awe of its amazing religious elements.


As a result of this unique blend of culture, Thailand has some of the best museums in the world. Combined with its luxury five-star hotels, this makes this Asian nation a popular destination for tourists. Here are some of the best museums you can check out when you visit Thailand.


  1. Jim Thompson House Museum


Once the home of a New York architect, the Jim Thompson House Museum is a must-see item for tourists. This beautiful museum was created as a way to pay homage to an important man in Thai history. He was given the royal order of The White Elephant, a very prestigious honor in the country. There are some great exhibitions around the museum where you can pick up some amazing stuff.


Time: Daily 9am – 6pm

Location:1 Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

Fee: $3.07


  1. Chiang Mai National Museum


The historical capital of the Lana Kingdom, Chiang Mai is a city of cultural significance, and this can be seen in its museum. The invasion of the Burmese in 1557 only added to its already colorful cultural diversity, as seen in its many amazing relics. Furthermore, the museum is very small, but it has a large collection of ceramics, art, and handicrafts.


Time: Daily 9am – 4pm

Location:5, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Thailand

Fee: $0.92


  1. Thai-Burma Railway Centre Museum


Another product of the Thai-Burmese historical clashes, this museum honors the 145 km railway between Bang Pong and Thanbyuzayat.It showcases the exploits of Thai prisoners of war, who built it during the Japanese invasion of World War II. Of particular interest, are the great photos showing the planning and construction of the railway. Walking through the rooms, you can experience the true harsh realities of war.


Time: Daily 9am – 5pm

Location:73 Jaokannun Road, Bannua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand,

Fee: $3.45


  1. The National Museum Bangkok


A jewel in the heart of Bangkok, the National Museum Bangkok houses some amazing art, culture, and history of Thailand.  The museum is actually a group of six buildings that have some of the rarest sculptures and busts in the world. One of its most beautiful exhibitions, the Buddha Jawan Chapel, is a very popular tourist attraction.


Time: Daily 9am – 4pm

Location:4 NA Phra That Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok

Fee: $5.75


  1. Condom Museum


If you want something a bit different that only Thailand has to offer, try the Condom Museum. This popular attraction was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to improve the public image of condoms. In it, you will learn the history of condoms and information on how they are made.


Time: Daily 9am – 5pm

Location:Ministry of Public Health, Building 9, Department of Medical Sciences, Bangkok

Fee: Free




Thailand is a beautiful country with some of the best museums in the world scattered throughout the country. Be sure to explore one of these on your next visit to the country.


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