Kids often consider museums to be boring, but there are some in Thailand that they have fun in.
Fun during the vacation increases manifold when travelling with the family, doesn’t it? It’s the perfect time to rekindle the love and make some amazing memories. The tropical paradise of Thailand makes for an ideal family destination and not just because of its ancient ruins, historical temples, vast mountain ranges, exciting nightlife and great beaches. There are also some offbeat museums that would appeal to the children and adults alike.
Batcat Toy Museum
With a collection of about 50,000 superheroes’ collectibles and toys,the Batcat Museum is one of its kind. A paradise for the fans of science fiction and pop culture, the museum not only displays the latest costumes, magazines, life-sized models, merchandises and props (like Batmdodels, Batmobiles, batplanesetc),but also some dating way back to the 1960s. The museum’s design resemblesthe dark and mysterious Batcave. Started as a personal collection, Batcat museum is now recognised as one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Though most figurines and merchandise are related to Batman, the museum isn’t short on depiction of other characters like Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Ironman and Transformers. The museum has a special section for the characters from DC and Marvel universe as well as Starwars.
The museum has a collection of over 400 exquisite handmade dolls from all over the world. This award-winning collection includes dolls representing classical Thai dancers, historical figures, rural peasants and Khon mask miniatures. The display gives a glimpse of daily life in Thailand as well the traditional Thai fables.
There is also a special section dedicated to international dolls clad in their traditional dresses.One can also witness the process of doll making here. The museum also offers a workshop where tourists can craft their own dolls and take them home.
Popular among the masses as Tricky Museum or the 3D Museum, Art in Paradise is amuseum of illusions which displays a number of three dimensional paintings. The art works range from abstract paintings and fairytales to recreated historical scenes. Most paintings are designed in such a manner that one gets the illusion of entering the frame.Besides each painting, the best angle for clicking pictures is specified along with the photographs taken by previous visitors.
This is one of the largest underground aquariums in Southeast Asia. The Sea Life allows its visitors to have a sneak peek into the marine life for a day. With a 270 degree underwater tunnel and boating (the boats have a glass bottom) in the open ocean full of sharks and sting rays, the Sea life Ocean World is the perfect destination to spend a holiday. While diving under the supervision of the Sea Life staff, visitors can witness over 30,000 varieties of fish and marine creatures from around the world, including sharks, piranhas, manta rays, and dolphins as well as watch the feeding sessions.
Nitasrattanakosin or the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall
Using multimedia and advanced technologies, the Rattanakosin Exhibition
Hall is a modern museum that showcases the Thai history, arts and culture during the Rattanakosin era (from 1782—1932
AD). The galleries with multimedia touch technologies provide the tourists with
an experience of Grand Palace and various performing arts. The museum is
divided into nine exhibition halls, each representing a part of the grandeur of
Rattanakosin, located in the centre of Bangkok. Magnificent views of the
Ratchadamnoen Road, LohaPrasat (Metal Castle) and the Golden Mount visible from
the fourth floor of the building are amongst the most popular with the tourists.
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