Thai Boat Museum
Ayutthaya is home to Thailand’s most skilled boat builders. Back in the day, the city had more canals than roads, and boats were the main mode of transport. This private museum belongs to Phaithun Khaomala, a renowned boat modeler and former boat builder. His extensive collection, mostly constructed from teakwood and iron Malabar wood, includes Thai and Chinese trade junks, rice barges and market boats, even miniature Royal Barges, some over 100 years old.
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:00 (by appointment only)
Location: Bang Ian Road, just off Chikun Road, opposite Wat Mahathat Tel: +66 (035) 241 195
How to get there: From Rojana Road, turn right into Chikun Road and, before you reach Wat Mahathat, make another right into Bang Lan Road.