Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
This two-storey museum houses most of the excavated artifacts from Wat Ratchaburana and other temples across Ayutthaya. The first floor features Buddha images in various postures and styles as well as porcelain ware and bullet money of the period. The second floor displays a collection of gold ornaments, caskets containing the Buddha’s relics, carved wooden door panels and similar treasures. Separate to the main building, a second exhibition hall showcases religious artifacts and art pieces from earlier periods, such as Dvaravadhi, Sukhothai, Lopburi, Sriwichai and Chiang Saen, for the purpose of comparative studies. A third exhibition area features traditional Thai houses from the central region and a collection of everyday artifacts from the Rattanakosin Period.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 16:30 (Tues – Fri); 09:00 – 17:00 (weekends and holidays); closed Monday
Location: Rojana Road, next to Rajabhat Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya University
How to get there: From highway 309, cross the bridge to the inner city and keep going straight until you see the museum on your left-hand side.