The museum is a two-storey applied building without a gable; it has an area of 16.75 x 30.15 meters. It has significant historical value as the whole building is supported by huge columns made of 479-year-old golden teak wood which need two people to totally embrace the trunk. The museum was constructed to serve as a venue for studying Buddhism, to preserve national heritage in terms of architecture, as well as to commemorate HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 80th birthday anniversary and HM Queen Sirikit’s 75th birthday anniversary in 2007.
The museum displays life-sized wax sculptures of the 19 Supreme Patriarchs of the Rattanakosin period and enshrines Buddha relics from Sri Lanka. www.goldenteakmuseum.com