National Museum, Bangkok

The Bangkok National Museum’s new war room features a stunning, glass-encased diorama of an Ayutthaya-era army laid manoeuvering in one of the battle formations prescribed by the Treatise on Victorious Warfare, a military handbook first compiled in 1518 (for an excellent little primer on renaissance Siamese warfare, look no further than Cambridge University Press’s A History of Ayutthaya).

The rest of the hall featured actual weapons spanning the 16th to 19th centuries, plus a

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