Thaistamps : Bangkok Museum

1. The Metropolitan Bangkok Philatelic Museum :

situated on 1 st floor of the
Metropolitan Postal Bureau (North) building
behind Sam Sen Nai Post Office, Saphan Khwai.

No admission fee.
Open daily during 09.00-16.00 except Monday.

Thai and foreign stamps are on display.

A collection of post books in both Thai
and foreign languages are available at the library.

Stamps and accessories are on sale.

How to get there :

The best way to get there is to take the skytrain
to the Saphan Kwai station.

You can see the building from the skytrain station.
Leave the Saphan Kwai station at exit 1.

2. Bangkok : New Postal Museum ?
There has been a new building downstream of Saphan Phut
(Memorial Bridge) for some time?
It is directly adjacent to Phra Pokklao Bridge.
It has a historical style reminiscent of the Rama V era, is quite tall and very slim.
You can see it looming behind the trees when passing on an express boat on the river.
It has a (functioning) clock in its tower and a Thai flag on top.
The plate in front of the entrance says: "This building was constructed in the style of a 'front building' - The first (post and) telegraph office in Thailand, BE 2426 [1883 AD]
- For purposes of conservation. Construction carried out by the Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Interior, BE 2547 [2004 AD]."

Post and Telegraph Museum
Historic post office building replaced at foot of bridge - Bangkok Post, June 27, 2004
Bangkok had to sacrifice one of its most charming architectural structures, the Post and Telegram Office, with the 1981 construction of the Somdej Phra Pokklao Bridge to ease traffic congestion in Phra Nakhon's Klong Ong-Ang area.
Today a new building, on a much smaller scale, has replaced the old one at the foot of the bridge on the Phra Nakhon side.
Only the facade of the old building has been kept by the new structure, painted light yellow and white; the same colours of the old renaissance-style structure which had graced the Chao Phraya River since 1883, during the reign of King Chulalongkorn

3. The old Bangkok Number 1 Post Office :

The First Bangkok Post office was the former mansion of
'Phra Preechakolkarn'
When it became the first post office building it was named
'Prasa-nee-ya-kam' or the 'Postal Department Building'.

The building was used for both the deposit and delivery of mail for Bangkok, and most of the early mail passed through this building.

The building was demolished in 1982 to make way for constructing the 'Phra Pok Klao Bridge' which is parallel to the 'Memorial Bridge' crossing Chao Phraya River.

4. Grand Postal Building Bang Rak District :

The building is completly renovated in 2013.
During the weekend is a very interesting stamp market
in the parkinglot in the back of the building.

GPO Photogallery

(c) The old photo from the old Post Office are not taken by myself. I use it to illustrate the difference between the two buildings. Thank you for understanding.