Madame Tussauds Bangkok is a wax museum that was started in the memory of an exceptional was sculpture artist Marie Tussauds, famously known as Madame Tussauds. The first museum opened up in London in December 2010. Since then it is popping up everywhere around the globe and is gaining a lot of popularity.
The Madame Tussauds situated in Bangkok is one of the first in South Asia and is very popular attraction in sightseeing. It is surely a must visit as it features many heroes of South Asia who has brought the third world countries up front on the world map.
Location: Siam Discovery Center, 6th floor
Fees: INR 1700/- per adult and 1300/- per child
Why Visit This Museum?
There are plenty of reasons why Madame Tussauds Bangkok is a must visit.
1. Unique Location
Location of Madame Tussauds is very unique as the it is situated within a mall unlike another of its type. This museum is situated in the Siam Discovery Centre and has many more attractions along with the great sculptures at the Museum.
2. Famous Wax Models
The concept of this Madame Tussauds is same as others, that is it would be a blend of local and International blend of famous personalities. At the Bangkok branch 30% of the sculpture are that of native Thai people who made a mark in their lives. It also has a wide range of categories displayed when it comes to the sculptures.Also Madame Tussauds makes sure that the all the museums have a different variety of models to make each visit to each museum unique.
3. Showcase Of Every Category
They include categories like Sport, TV, Music, Films, Actors, Leaders. It has famous personalities featured like Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth II, Mahatma Gandhi, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Brad Pitt and many more. Famous Thai figures are also included like Field Marshal P. Pibulsonggram, M.R. Seni Pramoj, M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Sunthon Phu, Luang Vichit Vadakan
4. Unique Feature
One of the most unique features of Madame Tussauds in Bangkok is that they are very interactive. The wax models and not kept inside a glass box. This allows the visitors to interact with these sculptures like, they can touch these models and click selfies with them! There are also rooms that allow the visitors to play a few interesting games, Games like solving puzzles and shooting goals keep the visitors occupied for at least an hour which makes this visit more worthwhile.
Madame Tussauds first was introduced to the world 200 years ago, through the work of Marie Tussauds. She was an exceptional wax artist. Though most of her work got destroyed during the World Wars, few of what can be retrieved is displayed along with the new work done by the artists of this era. Marie Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. At 17 she became the art tutor of King Louis XVI. And went on to create a legend.
Madame Tussauds entry fees is surely a little on the expensive side but the overall experience will make it all worthwhile. Also visitors can try an option of “combo b” while buying the tickets. They will have to INR 1070 to the original prices and a trip to the Ocean world and food will be added to the experience.
How to reach
By Bus: Reach Sukhumvit then take bus which costs INR 21 – INR 65 and takes 18 min to Madame Tussauds, Bangkok.
By Taxi: Get in a taxi from Sukhumvit to Madame Tussauds Bangkok is to taxi which costs INR 130 – INR 160 and takes 4 min.
By Train: Reach MRT Silom or Sukhumvit or Chatuchak Park station, take BTS Skytrain; get down at BTS Siam station.
Best Experiences At Madame Tussauds
Once a traveler is at Madame Tussauds, going where they might want to enjoy more things available in that area. So here are a few places you must visit once you visit Madame Tussauds.
1. Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean Word is a two-story set up at the basement of the Siam Discovery Shopping Centre. It is three time the size of an Olympic Size swimming pool. This aquarium hosts many interesting creatures that live in the deep sea. It is the Largest in South-east Asia and surely is a must visit while at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.
2. Siam Discovery Centre
Siam Discovery Centre is itself a shopping mall and gives the visitors a great opportunity to look into the fashion prevailing in the Bangkok it also has Madame Tussauds. It is one of the most happening places in Bangkok and also a great opportunity to shop.
3. Escape Room
Escape Room is a game where the player (2-7) will be trapped in a room for around an hour to figure out the riddles and their solutions to find out a way to get out of the room. The escape room at Gateway near the Siam Discovery Shopping centre is fun and intriguing. It is surely a must try while visiting Madame Tussauds Bangkok.
Are you excited to meet all these great personalities in the same room? Get ready to click photos with the wax models of all your role models. Plan a Bangkok trip and make a visit to this place for a unique experience like never before!
Further Read: The Grand Palace: The Royal Haven Of Bangkok
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