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The National Museum

Bangkok is a treasure trove of pleasures untold. Shopping is among the best in the world, culinary delicacies come in all forms and nightlife is exotic in this city. A seductive range of experiences can be enjoyed, from nature trails, sun-kissed beaches, cultural relics and historical findings.

Thailand has been ruled by kings and monarchs for centuries. Records show that civilization has been part of this land for more than 10,000 years. Thailand has seen conquerors come and go and the victory of its own kingdom, with an influx of foreigners who have seamlessly blended with the nation. Art, culture and religion have been in existence since time began and Thailand is a rich fusion of this, and Bangkok its essence.

Housed in a former 18th century palace, the National Museum of Bangkok holds the largest collection of art, history and cultural relics in the country. Visitors will be able to understand the various lifestyles and development of Thailand through different periods. Other items that can be seen are musical instruments, Javanese sculptures, decorative arts, gold treasures, pottery and ivory.

Founded by King Rama V in 1887, a beautiful collection of belongings of the royal family can also be seen through the ages. Funeral chariots, weapons, jewellery, thrones and clothing are among the items that can be found. The Red House is also an enthralling site, as it is the restored living quarters of Queen Siri Suriyen the wife of King Rama II who ruled till his death in 1824.

Located on Na Phrothat Road near the Grand Palace, the National Museum is a must-visit attraction in Bangkok. Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok places guests in the heart of the entertainment and shopping district whilst providing exceptional leisure and business apartments in Bangkok.