An intriguing walk through Thai history capturing essential events and an in-depth view, led by experienced guides, with visits to lesser-known parts of Bangkok and museums that depict both bygone and contemporary times.
What to Expect
You will get picked you up from your hotel at around 08:00 for the first visit. Your guide will give insight into the different contexts of the country’s historical perspective and politics. This will provide a solid grounding for the rest of the day’s interesting activities. Depending on the location of your hotel, the order of visiting the museums is flexible.
Like many other societies, the Thai labor movement has had a strong influence on society and the country and the Thai Labor Museum explains this well. The museum is situated in a quaint single-story red building near the Makkasan Railway Station. It was originally the railway police station; it then became the railway labor union office; and eventually the existing museum on 17 October 1993.
Next stop is the Siriraj Hospital which has played an integral part in shaping Thailand’s social care and welfare movement. It is the oldest and largest hospital in the country, located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The hospital houses the Siriraj Medical Museum with six separate permanent exhibits and it includes a temporary exhibit. The permanent exhibits include sections on all medical aspects and traditional healthcare.
One of the latest additions is the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. This mid-town facility takes a contemporary approach towards various forms of the performing art movement, both domestically as well as on an international level. It has become a popular hang-out for artists and the growth of cultural programmes for the art-minded community, and it reveals how the country’s creative sector has developed.
These three museum visits will give a definitive insight into how the country’s labor movement, health and social welfare, and creative sectors have developed in modern times. Participants will end the tour deeply enriched with a greater understanding of the country’s social and artistic development. After this day, head back to your hotel where you will approximately arrive at 18:00.
- Private tours and transfer from and to your Bangkok CBD Hotel with professional guide and driver
- All entrance fees, where applicable
- Lunch included at local restaurant
- All taxes and service fees included
What's Not Included
- Other entrance fees and expenses, such as other meals, drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
- Hotel accommodation in Bangkok CBD District
- Tips and gratuities
Know Before You Go
The visit to the permanent collection at Siriraj Hospital may not be suited for all, based on the display related to medical research. It is not recommended to take children on this tour.