The Bank of Thailand Museum in Bangkok
Bank of Thailand Museum in Bangkok
The Bank of Thailand Museum is situated in Bangkhunphrom Palace and offers visitors an intriguing peek into how money replaced barter when glass beads, seeds, and various other items were used in exchange for goods. In 1853, Thailand was one of the first countries to introduce bank notes and in 1858 the first minting machine produced coins. The bank building is well-worth seeing as it has wonderful rococo and baroque architecture designed in the early years of the last century.
Entry is unusual in that you have to be in a small group and you have to pre-organise the tour. It is worth doing though if you get the chance and is a great way of learning about Thai culture and history.
The museum is also next to the Chao Phraya River and with over fourteen rooms it is more interesting than you might anticipate. The Bank of Thailand Museum in Bangkok is open on weekdays and normally:
09:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 16:30. Free. Advance booking
Cost: There is no charge but you must pre-book.
Location: Bang Khunphrom Palace, Bangkok.
You can learn more in depth about the Bank of Thailand museum from the official website online for full and latest details on this local attraction.
Back to the Bangkok Museums guide.
Further information: Guide to Kao San Road for information on one of the main tourist areas.