Fodor's Expert Review National Museum
There's no better place to acquaint yourself with Thai history than the National Museum, which also holds one of the world's best collections of Southeast Asian art. The exhibitions of Thai artworks and artifacts begin with the ceramic utensils and bronze ware of the Ban Chiang people (4000–3000 BC). Most of the masterpieces from the northern provinces are displayed here, not in museums there. Free guided tours in English take place on Wednesday and Thursday, usually at 9:30 am.