Being the capital of Thailand and having a rich history, Bangkoks many museums exhibit wonderful insights into the culture and heritage of this country. And the good thing, many popular museums and attractions are not far away from the serviced apartments in Sukhumvit area. The best place to start would be the National Museum in Rattanakosin district.

Bangkok National Museum (near Grand Palace)

Located in the former grounds of the 18th century Wang Na Palace, this museum exhibits the largest collection of Thai arts in the country. It should be on the list of everyone interested in the history and culture of Thailand, especially when you are already nearby from visiting the nearby Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew.

Bangkokian Museum (Charoenkrung Soi 43)

Neither an old palace nor a past royal residence but a unique teak house that has been brought to Bangkok from upcountry piece-by-piece and reassembled in the city. Visiting this museum, which is opened only on the weekend and free admission, it gives you a good impression how the residents of Bangkok used to live in the past around the 19th century. The house is almost unchanged since its construction and so is the antique furniture and household items inside.

Erawan Museum (Chang Erawan BTS station)

The first thing when you arrive at this museum is a gigantic elephant statue. A huge, three-headed elephant is standing upon an equally huge pedestal. Its numbers are impressive: 250 tons weight, 29 meters high, 39 meters long and cast from pure copper. From the first idea until the completion it took almost ten years to complete this impressive piece of art. The real highlight however is, that you can walk inside the pedestal and even the elephant statue itself. Inside awaits you a mixture of religious iconography but also Eastern antiques and psychedelic decors.

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