Marie Tussauds was one lucky girl who had the opportunity to learn the art of wax modelling while her mother was a housekeeper for a physician skilled with wax modelling. She inherited a vast collection of wax models from the physician. Long story cut short, she opened a wax museum in London in 1835. These days, Madame Tussauds has become a major tourist attraction with expansion to big cities around the world.
Quite recently my mother and I went to Madame Tussauds Bangkok for an outing. I have never been to any Madame Tussauds in other parts of the world, so that was my first Madame Tussauds.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok is located on 6th Floor Siam Discovery, the heart of Bangkok, where you can find many easy ways getting here, BTS, bus and car. Major tourists area in Bangkok are well-connected with BTS train line. Siam Discovery is within walking distance from Siam BTS. If you are using MRT line, you have to change train to BTS line.
The answer is preliminary research. If not for the research, I would not have known I could save nearly 40% from the regular price. Regular price for Madame Tussauds Bangkok is THB800 (MYR80.87; 1THB =0.101MYR) for one adult. For early birds, you only have to pay THB480 which amounts to MYR48 for one adult. But early birds ticket means the ticket is valid for admission before noon but you could remain as long as you wish. Early birds ticket must be purchased atleast 24 hours before you planned to visit Madame Tussauds. Plan well to reach Madame Tussauds Bangkok before 12pm; consider traffic jam and walking distance between the train station and Siam Discovery.
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Believe it or not, from the moment you are allowed to enter Madame Tussauds, you can’t stop clicking your camera for pictures of Thai and international who’s who.
A humble introduction begins with life size wax figurines of Thai nationalist and presidents.
Moving on to the next section, you have Pablo Picasso, Einstein, Mahatma Ghandi and Forensic Queen of Thailand.
Barrack and Michelle Obama in official work desk in White House certainly provides the feel of the presidency in White House.
A-List Celebrities Party.
Latest addition: Katy Perry with her candylicious merry-go-round outfit, which she wore during her performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Liverpool in 2008.
On the second floor, there is a history and how to section for which you could learn about the art of wax modelling. Towards the end of the section, you could get your hand wax customized. You have to pay extra for this. Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs home.