While I was exploring the BRT route I came across this fascinating museum near Wat Pariwat. I have never heard about it before so thought I would go in and take a look. The museum is opposite BRT Wat Pariwat so it is now very convenient to go and visit. It is also next door to the David Beckham Temple so you could do both at the same time. The best news is that this museum is free to visit!
The museum covers an area of 1,500 square meters and is full of images and relics of the Buddha and his followers. Items in the museum come from all around the world such as India, Nepal, Tibet, Burma, Taiwan and Sri Lanka.
The items on display, including the ones that you can see here in the shop, are from different areas of Asian Buddhism. Such as Mahayana, Vajrayana, Teravada, Hinayana, Taoist and also Brahmanism. I was only allowed to take pictures in the shop so I am afraid I cannot show you the wonderful museum.
You could easily spend a good hour here. There are a lot of information boards in both Thai and English. There are also priests and fortune tellers on hand. I saw one that looked like a Hindu priest. There was also a Buddhist monk. However, I thought it odd that he gave me a one hand “wai” at chest level as he was adjusting his robe with his other hand. Real monks don’t “wai” lay people. Click here to see location on a map.