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Chiang Mai National Museum
Chiang Mai National Museum

Chiang Mai

Operating day:

Wednesday - Sunday

Operating time: 09.00 - 16.00

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    Chiang Mai National Museum Chiang Mai National Museum

    located on the Chiang Mai-Lampang Super Highway near Wat Chet Yot, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai 50300

    Tel. 0 5322 1308

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Chiang Mai National Museum

Chiang Mai National Museum has been designated by the Fine Arts Department as a regional center for education and preservation of the art and culture of Chiang Mai and upper northern Thailand, the Lanna Kingdom. The museum was built in traditional northern architecture, with a Lanna Thai rooftop. Their Majesties the King and Queen graciously presided over the opening of the museum on 6 February 1973. The museum has now renovated its displays, buildings, and all the facilities to be the most efficiency place to learn more about the history, culture and archeological of Northern Thailand.
The museum is composed by 2 floors, 3 sections each, which display Northern cultures such as Buddha images in different periods and influences, sculptures in wood, utilities which Lanna local natives or hill tribe use on a daily basis, and historical photographs of Chiang Mai since its early establishment up until Lanna fell into decline and Siam took control over Lanna. There is a circulate exhibition on the lower floor.
For those who interested in History will learn more about Lanna history, interesting story about Lawa local natives , Hariphunchai which was the first kingdom in the north of present Thailand.
The museum is located on the Chiang Mai-Lampang Super Highway close to Wat Chet Yot. Admission fees are 10 baht for Thai, 30 baht for foreigner, and no charge for students.  Open from 9.00 – 17.00, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on National Holidays). For more information please call + 66 5322 1328 or visit www.thailandmuseum.com

 

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