Location: Near Bangkok
Billed as the largest outdoor museum in the world, the Ancient City reproduces important buildings from all over Thailand. It represents even those buildings which were in completely dilapidated state after centuries of wear and tear.
Bangkok National Museum
Originally founded by King Rama V around the private collection of antiquities of his father King Rama IV, the museum today in it's modern incarnation displays objects of historical value. Gallery of Thai History, Private Chapel and Throne Hall are some more popular sections of the museum.
Location: In Ayutthaya Province
The brainchild of the Thai Queen is designed to keep the traditional crafts alive. The foremost attraction is the 'museum shop' housed in modern version of a traditional Thai style pavilion. Behind the workshop are an aquarium and two aviaries. There is also a cluster of traditionally styled wooden houses, designed to represent the local architecture.
Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre
Location: Center of the Old City
Recommended to history lovers, particularly those who are interested in the history and culture of Chiang Mai as well asNorthern Thailand. Housed in a large elegant white building, this is a fully modernised multimedia cultural centre. You are shown an English-subtitled orientation video about Chiang Mai and the North in an air-conditioned room.
Chiang Saen National Museum
Location: In Chiang Rai Province
A charming branch of the National Museum of Thailand, it displays excavated artefacts dating back to the earliest appearance of man in the area.
Location: In Samut Prakan Province
Contained within a large three-headed elephant sculpture, the museum houses late Khun Lek's priceless collection of ancient religious objects. The huge bronze sculpture stands on a base bedecked with millions of tiny tiles enameled in the fashion of Benjarong ceramics.
King Prajadhipok Museum
Location: In Lampang Province
King Prajadhipok or Rama VII's reign marks the end of the absolute majority. This event makes his rule important and the museum is wholly devoted to him.
Nakorn See Thamarat National Museum
Location: In South Thailand
This branch of the National Museum is full of artefacts of long history of southern Thailand. Some objects of particular interest are seventh century Mon inscriptions, golden niello fittings from King Rama V's royal barge and ceramics from the Chinese Tang (518 - 907 AD) and Song (960 - 1274 AD) dynasties found in the province.
Songkhla National Museum
Location: Songkhla Province
The lovely complex built in southern Thai Chinese architectural style houses objects from prehistoric to modern times, and several archaeological artefacts discovered locally. A nice visit to someone interested in architecture.
Suan Pakkad Palace Museum
This assortment of conventional Thai houses was brought together by Prince and Princess Chumbhot in 1952. The combination of traditional architecture, vast array of collections and elegant gardens make the museum worth a visit.
Wat Gate Museum
Location: Chiang Mai
The museum is an eclectic collection of artefacts culled from the Wat Gate Temple. Most enthralling exhibition is a collection of hundreds of old photographs dating back more than 100 years. It also houses old phonograph records and players as well as old Siamese 'white elephant flags'.