A favorite of children and Thai culture enthusiasts alike, the Bangkok Doll Factory and Museum houses an interesting exhibition of hand-made dolls dressed in traditional hilltribe costumes. The ornate dresses and traditional scenes (Ramakien, monks, Thai-style houses etc) offer a unique view into Thai art and living.
Witness an ancient craft in practice as the dolls are being made in front of your eyes, and then take a memento of the experience home after visiting the doll store. At the time of writing, dolls cost 300-5000 Baht.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Address: 85 Soi Rajatapan, Ratchapraprop Rd. (Soi Mo Leng)
Tel: (02) 245-3008
To get there: Bus 14, 38, 62, 77, 513 to Thanon Makkasan, then songtaew.
Open: 08.00-17.00 Monday-Saturday
Misc.: AmEx, MC and Visa credit cards are accepted in the store.