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Dan Sai Folk Museum
Dan Sai Folk Museum

Loei

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Daily

Operating time: 09.00 - 17.00

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Category : Museums

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The Dan Sai Museum in Wat Ponechai used to be the old chamber, built in 1935, of a wooden abbot in local architectural style. The museum displays collection of the things related to the culture and tradition of Dan Sai town. The first room provides information of 400-year-old history of Dan Sai and a legend of Phra That Srisongruk. The second zone is about Pee Ta Khon Festivals as well as the important story of Heet Sip Song Kong Sip See (Isaan tradition rules along 12 months) and Bunluang Festival which are meant to educate players and viewers to truly understand the fundamentals of the festival.

The third zone is the video room features the history of Dan Sai, the Bunluang ceremony, the Pee Ta Khon ritual, local food and important personalities of Dan Sai. The forth zone displays all stuffs of Dan Sai pride such as local herbal medicines and tourist attractions in the area. The fifth zone is the demonstration, every weekend, of how Pee Ta Khon masks are made. One can also try on the masks and costumes. The last zone has a restaurant and a corner selling some souvenirs such as tiny masks, and Pee Ta Khon ceramics to bring the revenues operate the museum.

The formation of the museum started in 1979 when TAT promoted tourism in the area and consistency draws more people visiting this town. With a huge demand on the background of this colorful festival, Dan Sai Adult Education Center officers established the museum with the fund from TAT and Loei Province as well as supports from the abbot of Wat Ponechai and the communities.

Opening hours: 9 am-5 pm

 

Contact: 0 4289 1094

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