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Madame Tussauds Bangkok
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Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: 989 Rama 1 6th Floor, Siam Discovery Shopping Center, Bangkok
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Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in a number of other major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1835. It used to be spelled as "Madame Tussaud's"; the apostrophe is no longer used. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying the waxworks of famous and historical figures, as well as popular film and television characters played by famous actors. The nearest station to the museum is Baker Street which is at the walking distance of 120 metres (390 ft).Marie Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked for Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modeling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling beginning when she was a child. He moved to Paris and took his young apprentice, then only 6 years old, with him.Grosholtz created her first wax sculpture in 1777 of Voltaire. At the age of 17, she became the art tutor to Madame Elizabeth, the sister of King Louis XVI of France, at the Palace of Versailles. During the French Revolution, she was imprisoned for three months and awaiting execution, but was released after the intervention of an influential friend.  During the Revolution, she made models of many prominent victims.Grosholtz inherited Curtius's vast collection of wax models following his death in 1794. For the next 33 years she travelled around Europe with a touring show from the collection. She married Francois Tussaud in 1795 and took his surname. She renamed her show as Madame Tussaud's. In 1802, she accepted an invitation from Paul Philidor, a lantern and phantasmagoria pioneer, to exhibit her work alongside his show at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She did not fare particularly well financially, with Philidor taking half of her profits.She was unable to return to France because of the Napoleonic Wars, so she traveled throughout Great Britain and Ireland exhibiting her collection.

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Bangkok is the first wax museum in Southeast Asia, located on the 6th floor of the Siam Discovery shopping mall. The wax figures displayed here include political figures from various countries, athletes, anime characters, and many stars of the performing arts. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Bangkok showcases a perfect marriage of international and Thai cultural charm and history. Under the auspices of the King of Thailand, the Royal Pavilion of the Wax Museum also displays wax figures of the princes and princesses of Thailand to help visitors become better acquainted with the Thai royal family.
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