To commemorate the benevolence of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the National Museum Bangkok is offering free admission to all tourists until the end of January 2017. The museum is located within walking distance of the Grand Palace and is operated by the Fine Arts Department of Bangkok.
The museum contains the largest collection of Thai artifacts and artwork in the entire country. It is divided into periods of time from pre-historic eras to old kingdom (Srivijaya, Dvaravati, Kmer kingdoms, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya), and the current Rattanakosin era. It includes royal treasures, Neolithic tools, bronze objects, painted pots and Buddhist sculptures as well as illustrated scripture books and manuscripts. This museum is regarded as one of the greatest repositories of Southeast Asian art and ancient artifacts in the world. It is a must visit for history and art lovers in Thailand.
To get there take BTS Saphan Taksin Station or Chao Phraya River Express boat to TaPhrachan Pier.The museum is next to Thammasat University.