Buddha Dharma Relics Museum

April 18, 2013

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

8 Responses to Buddha Dharma Relics Museum

  1. Michael Chick on May 3, 2013 at 3:02 am

    It wasn’t free when I went there on Tuesday.

    In front of the door was a huge sign which plainly stated that it cost 120Baht for foreigners.
    And ironically, a smaller sign on the glass next to the main door which said 60Baht.

    Did they change policy the day after you visited, or was the sign just not up yet?

    • Richard Barrow on May 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Must have gone up. Sorry about that. Another to cross off the list as not to visit.

      • Michael Chick on May 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

        No problems. Not your fault if people change policies.

        On a brighter note, I did manage to visit and take photos of Beckham next door.
        Had to hunt around quite a bit for who held the “konchae” (key).
        Finally figured out that it was the monk who was selling amulets in the back.

        And yes, the Bus was 5Baht all the way back to Sathorn.
        Khop Khun mak Khap

        • Richard Barrow on May 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

          Funny that they still lock that temple building. I guess still not many tourists yet. Was the Buddha image museum worth it in your opinion as you had to pay?

          • Michael Chick on May 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

            No idea, as I refused to pay to enter. Took a few shots at the back near the Chao Phraya River, and then went home instead…

    • Des de Mello on April 7, 2016 at 5:55 am

      I thought it was free on tight arse Tuesday. Shock, horror that they charge a few bucks admission. For anyone interested in Buddhism who can afford to travel to Thailand it’s well worth a visit.

  2. nico on September 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    It don’t exist anymore.. at least at this adress.

    • Richard Barrow on September 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks for the update

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