Golden Teak Museum



NileGuide Expert Says:

A brilliant example of teak used in construction

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Address:

Thailand

Phone:

02 282 2831

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

Buy some bread crumbs to feed the roiling mass of catfish at Tha Thewet (pier). Vendors here sell small animals -- turtles, eels, fish -- which Thais will buy and release into the Chao Phraya River as an act of "merit making."

Description:

Adjacent to Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn Temple, the Golden Teak Museum was formerly known as Ban Kaew. This two-story structure is a house constructed of the highly prized teak wood but originally in a different province. Huge columns inside are a marvel to look at. A small collection of statues includes some works from Ayutthaya and Sukothai. Also inside are 28 fiberglass replicas of Supreme or highly respected Buddhist Patriarchs. Open daily 10 am-3 pm. Admission 30 baht. No flash photography allowed. Shoes off to enter. Take a Chao Phraya River boat to Tha Thewet. Exit from the pier and cross the canal to the left to get to the temple (wat) and museum.

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