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Thai Boat Museum

A place brought to life by one man’s passion for boats, the Thai Boat Museum is an attraction that houses the different kind of boats that has sailed Ayutthaya’s rivers through the years.

The brainchild of Mr. Patitoon Khaomala, the Thai Boat Museum is a quaint place that features a remarkable display of boats. Often overlooked by other tourists, guests will have an intimate experience seeing various boats bearing different designs and embraced by interesting stories. The family that manages the museum are very in-depth when it comes to explaining everything about the boats. You will not only learn about canoes, barges, fishing boats, and royal boats, you will also learn about the intricate Chao Phraya river system, and Ayutthaya’s rich history, too. Don’t miss the chance to visit here when you’re in Ayutthaya. If you fell in love with the place – which always happens to visitors of this Thai Boat Museum – don’t forget to leave a donation.



The Thai Boat Museum is located in 12 Moo 1, Soi Bang-ean 8 | Bang-ean Rd, Pratoo-chai, Ayutthaya, Thailand.


Opening Days and Hours

The place is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 to 12:00, and from 13:00 to 17:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to the Thai Boat Museum is completely free. However, donations are very much appreciated here.


How to Get There

  • Board a train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya
  • You can also take a taxi from Bangkok to Ayutthaya
  • If you’re interested in a tour, you can avail of the Thai River Cruise that offers boat cruises from Bangkok to Chao Phraya. This tour makes a stop at Ayutthaya
  • Take a taxi to the Thai Boat Museum


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour only.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit is between 15:00 and 17:00.



For food, you can head to 29 Steak, Baan Khun Phra, Chai Nam, Krua Baan U-Thong, Malakor, and Tony’s Place.



Nearby Attractions

  • Wat Mahathat
  • Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Wat Ratchaburana



For accommodations, you can choose from The Park, Tony’s Place, Busaba, Ban U Thong, Ayutthaya Retreat, and Krungsri River Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.

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