About Royal Carriage Museum
The popularity of horse-drawn carriages in the 19th and 20th centuries greatly facilitated travel, and they were frequently used by royalty in numerous official ceremonies in Thailand, with each royal having a different carriage. After cars replaced carriages in 1897, these carriages were preserved and collected intact and the establishment of the Carriage Museum became inevitable.
Opened in 1991, the Royal Carriage Museum houses a stunning collection of Thai royal-style carriages with exquisite craftsmanship, designed to give the younger generation an insight into history and carriage culture. The museum displays a variety of carriages that were used from the 5th to the 8th kings, each with its own characteristics. The most prestigious carriage in the museum is the unique Sapphire Crown carriage presented by the Queen of England to the Fifth King of Thailand as a token of gratitude, which was hand-carved by Rolls-Royce and flown in specially. In addition to the carriages in which members of the royal family usually rode, there is also a golden hearse for carrying the remains of the emperor and members of the royal family.
How to get there
Dusit, Dusit, Bangkok 10300
According to the Ancient Carriage Museum, in addition to the carriages of past dynasties, there is a place that exhibits modern passenger cars, both antique cars of the last century and more avant-garde cars of this period, worth a visit by car lovers
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