Chao Phraya Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) Museum
Chao Phraya Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) museum is situated in Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) School on Lat Prao Road, Phlappla Sub-district, Wang Thonglang District, Bangkok. It was constructed to commemorate His Majesty the King Bhumibol’s 50th anniversary accession to the throne and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) School’s establishment. Chao Phraya Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) Museum collects and displays the information and antiques related to Chao Phraya Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni), including his biography and his heroic deeds so that students, communities, and any interested people can study. The museum is also founded to commemorate the honor of Chao Phraya Bodindecha as one of the important people in Rattanakosin Period who had a big influence in many aspects, such as military, diplomacy, politics, and economy. Besides, this museum is where the school history and Thai culture are kept. There are 3 Thai golden teakwood houses-the Chao Phraya House, the Ratchada Bodin House, and the Art House. The content of the exhibition in these houses are listed below. 1.The Chao Phraya House displays Chao Phraya Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni)’s autobiography and personal utensils. 2.The Ratchada Bodin House exhibits the history and the honors of Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) School on the 25th anniversary of its establishment. 3.The Art House shows the pictures of King Rama III and other objects during the reign of King Rama III. The museum is also surrounded by ceremony pavilion, Thai botanic garden, and the monument of Chao Phraya Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni). Chao Phraya Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) Museum opens for general visitors from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays. The visitors can enter the museum free of charge. For more details, contact 0 2538 3964, 0 2514 1403 or contact directly to the curator, Miss Thanyaphat Mitsaranphat, Master of Arts in Archaeology (Thai inscription), tel. 0 8947 47793.