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5 Small and fantastic Bangkok museums – go Thai

Big or small, Bangkok is a city brimming with museums. These museums are the ideal gateway to feel the city's cultural landscape in a vivid way.

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Museum of Siam

Museum of Siam

When you get to the Old City, you will find Museum of Siam. The museum stands out specifically thanks to its modern outlook. If you were curious on what being a Thai mean, visit this museum walk through its indigenous exhibits. The more you are inside, the more ancient will you feel in this neoclassical building.

After finishing the tour inside, you can walk towards the souvenir shop close to the museum. You will be greeted by a host of fish sauce bottles and a variety of pickles. What you see at the reception are merely exhibits.

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Silpa Bhirasri Museum

Silpa Bhirasri Museum

If you are an art-aficionado, you will fall in love with Silpa Bhirasri Museum. If you are familiar with where National Museum is, this museum is quite close by. At the museum you should go to Florentine Corrado Feroci's office. An artist, Feroci's account is interesting. He came to Thailand in 1920 and became a Thai. He designed a number of projects such as Democracy Monument and Victory Monument in Thailand. And if you have seen Rama IV's statue in Lumpini park, that design also belongs to him.

The whole museum has only two rooms where you will see paintings and sculptures. Within 10 minutes you can cover the whole museum.

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Bang Khunphrom Palace and The Bank of Thailand Museum

Bang Khunphrom Palace and The Bank of Thailand Museum

This is another exquisite museum where you can witness ancient civilization on its currency. If you are into numismatics, then this could be your paradise. You will even extend your stay just to study the currency collection exhibited at The Bank of Thailand Museum. The collection includes the country's first minted coins as well as currencies. Stay at any Bangkok Riverside hotel, and the museum is within close proximity.

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Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

Suan Pakkad Palace Museum

The museum welcomes you to Thai culture with its Ban Chiang pottery collection and 17-th century lacquer pavilion. The museum building was earlier one of the royal residences, but later converted into a museum in a bid to preserve traditional Thai household items. As a result, you will see a diverse range of Thai household items. If you stay somewhere such as Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, the museum is located in the vicinity.

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The Bangkokian Museum

The Bangkokian Museum

You will love this museum for two reasons. First, you can enter the premises for no fee at all. Second, you will get a volunteer to take you around. From River City, it will take only 10-minute walk to reach the museum. But remember the museum closes down at 4 pm.

The house was originally owned by a rich Thai family about a century back. Inside you will see an admixture of Thai as well as Western influence in its interior design. In the surrounding, you will see a few more buildings built around 1920. The garden is a sight for sore eyes with its verdant greenery fused with quietude.