The art pieces in the museum were collected from around Thailand and are very varied. Some are from the Neolithic period, while others are from the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods. There are wooden carving and Chinese art, next to ceramic art, cloths and clothes and ancient royal symbols.
The museum also has a collection of traditional Thai instruments, as well as instruments from its neighbors Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia.
The Bangkok National Museum is located in the western sides of Sanam Luang Square, is one of the largest museums in South East Asia. It was built in 1782 and there are a few impressive and colorful buildings.
Expect for the national museum, at the square there are other national cultural centers in Bangkok, the ones who stand out are the National Theater, and Thammassat University.
In the square, which provides an entertainment center for families over the weekend, many kites are flown, especially between February and April, a period called, "Kite Season."
The museum is not very organized, and guided tours many times don't fill in all the blanks, which bothers so tourists, just be aware before going here.