Museums and Collections of Chulalongkorn University

Dara Pirom Palace
Chamchuri Art Gallery
Memorial Hall of Chulalongkorn University
Museum of Animal Parasitology
Museum of Geology
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Thai Classical Music
Museum of Thai Medicinal Herbs and Pharmaceutical History
Cholatassathan Museum
Pediatric Surgery Museum
Phra Chuthathut Ratchathan
Professor Kasin Suvatabhandhu Herbarium
CU Museum
Snail Museum of Thailand
Museum of Human Body
Wajawittayawatt Museum
BKK Attractions


Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo
This inner-city riverine landmark contains several buildings with highly detailed architectural features.
Wat Phra Kaeo within the same compound, is a treasure house of Thai arts, and houses the Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.
The Giant Swing
Sao Ching Cha
It is located in front of Wat Suthat. The purpose is for the royal ceremony of Triyumpawai which is regarded as the celebration for Pra Esuan's and Brahman ceremony was revorked in 1993.
Vimanmek Mansion Museum
Sao Ching Cha
This is the world's largest golden teak building located in the compound of the Dusit Palace on Ratchawithi Road. The three-storey royal mansion has 81 rooms, halls and ante-chambers containing fin de siecle royal memorabilia. A guided tour in English is provided to visitors.
Other beautiful buildings in the same compound display various items and art objects.
Wat Arun
(Temple of Dawn)
This famous Chao Phraya riverbank landmark diagonally opposite the Grand Palace, is best known for a porcelain encrusted 79 meter central pagoda (phra prang) which sparkles in the sun.
Jim Thompson Museum

This collection of traditional Thai-style houses, fashioned into one dwelling, belongs to the man who helped restore the Thai silk industry after World War II, and today, preserved as a museum, contain a priceless collection of Asian object d' art.
National Museum

Within the walking distance of the Grand Palace is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in Southeast Asia. Bangkok's National Museum houses a vast collection of artefacts found in all parts of the country ranging from neolithic times, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya.
Wat Saket and the Golden Mount

Wat Saket's major feature is the Golden Mount, dating from the 1800s. A Lanka style chedi on the top contains relics of Lord Buddha and offers a panoramic view of historic Bangkok.
Royal Barge National Museum

Thailand's ornately carved and decorated Royal Barges are displayed in boatsheds on Khlong (Canal) Bangkok Noi, just off the Chao Phraya River near Phra Pin Klao Bridge on the Thon Buri side. The barges are used on royal accasions and formerly served as war vessels.
Wat Ratchanatdaram

Located on Mahachai Road, the temple was built in the reign of King Rama III in 1846.  Loha Prasat, the temples main attraction, standing 36 metres high with 37 surrounding spires, is the only one of its kind left in the world.   Next to the temple is the area for welcoming an important foreign guest and a memorial statue of King Rama III.

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