If you want to experience the history and culture of Bangkok's old town in an interactive and entertaining way, Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall is just the place. Opened in 2010, this museum has nine rooms displaying large models of villages and providing information about temples and palaces. Join the two hours guided tour with headsets to get the best understanding of what the museum has to offer.
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall is located at Ratchdamneon Klang Avenue. It is a museum with interactive digital displays and also offers visitors guided tours. The gallery gives an insight into Old Bangkok, the traditional Thai lifestyle and history, the royal family and the history of Bangkok. Its interactive and 4D displays make it youth-friendly and a worthwhile experience for all!
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall Exhibits
The interactive displays at the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall include a view of the Old City's skyline, life at the Grand Palace, Thai culture, history of Bangkok and Thailand. From the 4th floor, one has views of the Loha Prasart Temple and Golden Mount Temple. The 360 degrees theater with video presentation and the Khon masks are added attractions!
How to Reach Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall is located in the Phra Nakhon sidtrict of Bangkok, cose to the Democracy Monument. It can be reached through bus routes 2, 12, 15, 47, 59, 60, 70, 79, 503, 509 and 511, deboarding at the Rajanaddaram Temple Bus stop. One can also avail a speed boat ride from Srieam Temple to the Panfah Leelat pier. From the Panfah bridge, the Exhibition Hall is a short walk away, near the Jedsada pavilion. One can also take the MRT to Asoke Station to commute from the Asoke Pier, the BTS sky train to Hua-Chang Pier or a tuk tuk.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall Architecture
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall opened in 2010 in Bangkok's Royal City, the Rattanakosin Island, which is renowned for its history and heritage. The building of the Exhibition Hall was constructed on the orders of King Rama V. The architecture is in the Eastern classical style, as is typical of most of the buildings on the Ratchdamneon Avenue. This style of architecture was popular in the beginning of the 20th century. The building is multiple storeyed, and contains nine exhibition halls, library, souvenir shop, coffee shop and an event hall.
Tips For Visiting Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
Stay close to the tour guide, they share personal anecdotes and stories that make the visit interactive!
Due to persisting language barriers, renting the audio kit might be advisable!
Be mindful of the time, since entry isn't allowed after 5:00 PM.
The 4D multimedia art gallery is perfect for children and adults like! If you're unaware about Thai and Bangkok history, make your way to Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall and spend an hour or two exploring the history and culture through your eyes!