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The Golden Teak Museum

The Golden Teak Museum

Categories: Local Destinations > Museums

Address: Wat Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn, 90, Sri Ayuttaya Rd., Wachiraphayaban, Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand See map

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Nestled in the compound of Wat Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn in Dusit district, the Golden Teak Museum stands tall and graceful upon 59 big teak pillars that date back almost 500 years. Once named Ban Kaew in Phrae province, the teak house was later relocated to Pathum Thani and donated to the temple by former senate speaker Ukrit Mongkolnavin, before being transformed intoa museum for scientific and Buddhist learning and moral teaching. Stepping inside the museum, visitors will immediately be greeted with an exhibition: From Ban Kaew to the Golden Teak Museum. A wooden chopping block is on display, which has a corresponding commentary on significant events alongside the growth rings of the teak. On the second floor of the Golden Teak Museum is a standing Buddha image, in the posture of stopping seawater, dating to the Ayutthaya period as well as a number of Buddha images and old objects presented by some members of the royal family to the temple. On the left side is a room containing the Lord Buddha’s relics and a Buddha statue. The relics are surrounded by life-size fibreglass figures of a number of highly revered Thai monks, including Luang Pu Thuad, known for changing seawater to freshwater by stepping on it. Biographies of the Rattanakosin era’s 19 supreme patriarchs are also in this room. The Golden Teak Museum is open daily during 10am-5pm. Admission fee is 30 baht per head. For more information, visit www.goldenteakmuseum.com or call 02-628-7956 or 02-628-9880.

  • Open days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Service hours

    10:00 to 17:00

  • Input price range

    30 - 30 Baht/Unit or 1 - 1 USD/Unit

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  • Address

    Wat Devaraj Kunchorn Voraviharn, 90, Sri Ayuttaya Rd., Wachiraphayaban, Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand

  • Phone number

    +66 (0) 2-628-9880 +66 (0) 2-628-7956 

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