Buddha Dharma Relics Museum , I had no idea of this lovely museum until a local friend recommended visiting it. I’m happy to say I have, as the place is spectacular and extraordinary, with a unique, magical atmosphere. Truth be told, I merely expected a standard museum, and was pleasantly surprised by what I actually found there, which is hard to describe in words – but I will do my best. I even had a hard time choosing the pictures which appear at the end of this article, so the rest of them can be seen in the concluding presentation.
The Buddha Dharma Relics Museum contains the largest collection in the world of anything which is related to Buddha, and we’re not just talking about Thailand, but rather all religious movements and cults – Tibbett, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Burma, Taiwan, Singapore and China.
The Buddha Dharma Relics Museum is rather humble in terms of its size. It spreads across some 1500 square meters, which means an hour-long visit should be enough. The admission is free, and the site is air-conditioned, cool and pleasant. You will find a small coffee-shop and a souvenir shop right next to it.
The Buddha Dharma Relics Museum is located slightly south of the city center, a 15 minutes’ drive from Sukhumvit/Asoke intersection. It is situated in Bangkok Square on Rama 3, right next to Wat Pariwat – the “David Beckham Temple”.
Directions: of course, you can always take a taxi (some 15 minutes from Terminal 21 area), and you can also use public transportation – the BRT modern bus line, which has its own route at the center of the road. Take the Skyline (Silom Line) until you reach Chong Nonsi stop, where you will find the first BRT stop. Take the BRT (10 baht) and simply get off at Wat Pariwat, where you’ll see the entrance to Bangkok Square. The museum is located just 50 meters away.
FWY: TipTop Private Family Adventure Tours can include the Buddha Dharma Relics Museum in its Bangkok tour programs.
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