Madame Tussauds, the world famous chain of wax museums, is set to open in central Bangkok on Saturday, 4 December 2010, making it Asia's third after branches were launched in Hong Kong in 2000 and Shanghai in 2006.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok general manager Paul Williams said unlike at most wax museums, visitors to Madame Tussauds can touch the figures on display. "This is an interactive attraction where you can put your arms around our figures and be photographed with them. It's up close and personal," he said.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok comprises 10 themed rooms: Royalty, History, Leaders, Arts and Science, Sports, Music, Film, Television, A-List Party and Authentic History, where visitors will discover how life-sized wax works are created. The musuem has also been granted the distinction of receiving royal permission to create wax figures of Prince Mahidol and the Princess Mother, the parents of His Majesty The King.
Over 70 renowned names in world and Thai history as well as famous figures of past and today are on display there.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok is located on the sixth floor of Siam Discovery shopping center. Entrance costs 700 baht per person. Show time 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.