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Northeastern Museum of Petrified Wood and mineral resources
Northeastern Museum of Petrified Wood and mineral resources

Nakhon Ratchasima

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Tuesday - Sunday

Operating time: 09.00 - 16.00

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    184 Mu 7, Ban Krok Duean Ha, Mittraphap – Nong Pling Road, Tambon Suranari, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima

    Tel. +66 4421 6617

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Category : Museums

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Situated in Nong Pling road, Northeastern Museum of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources is one of the seven petrified wood museum in the world. Considered as the first wood and mineral resources of Thailand, the place exhibits a collection of large pieces of petrified wood of approximately from 800,000 to 320 million years old and features with video presentation on the origin of the Earth and evolution of life. Another highlight is petrified wood garden that imitates the topography of the Mun Chi basins. Apart from this museum of petrified wood and mineral resources, there is also a museum of 8 out of 42 genera of primitive elephants found around the world, which include Gomphothere, Deinothere, and Shovel-tusked Gomphothere approximately aged from 5 to 16 million years ago, as well as fossils of various animals like giant turtle, gharial, and world’s new species ape.

To reach the museum, tourists can take the highway No. 304 (NakhonRatchasima – Pak Thong Chai Road) for 16 kilometers, turn right at Km. 121 marker and then you will reach the Suranari University of Technology (Gate 2) within 2 kilometers and turn left into the Mittraphap – Nong Pling city bypass for another one kilometer.  

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Take Highway No. 304 (Nakhon Ratchasima – Pak Thong Chai Road) for 19 kilometres, turn right at Km. 121 into the Suranari University of Technology (second gate) for 2 kilometres and turn left into the Mittraphap – Nong Pling city bypass for 1 kilometre.

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