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Chiang Mai National Museum

Posted on: 26th February 2016

Located on the Highway that joins Chiang Mai and Lampang, Chiang Mai National Museum has been designed and developed by the Fine Arts Department of Thailand. The main objective behind the museum’s set up is to preserve art and cultural heritage of Chiang Mai and the Northern Thailand region which is also called Lanna Kingdom. The museum was opened to public in 1973 and the ceremony was attended by the Queen and the King of the Lanna Kingdom. The architecture and design of the museum were kept close to the northern traditional design which was sealed with a Lanna Thai roof top.

Thailand Cars rentals provide car rental in Chiang Mai Downtown, which is the central hub of the town and is just situated at a distance of 15 Km from Chiang Mai National Museum. So rent a car in Chiang Mai Downtown and have a comfortable ride to the museum and also cover the nearby attractions.


Chiang Mai National Museum’s Offerings

Chiang Mai National Museum provides exhibits and authentic information on various topics like Lanna Kingdom’s natural and cultural background, Lanna Kingdom’s history and other aspects of the kingdom like trade and economy, Lanna art’s development and social development etc. Hence though the museum tends to cover the traces of Lanna’s Kingdom to pre-historic times and main emphasis is laid on history, culture and lifestyle of the Lanna Kingdom.

Its ground floor contains various Buddha statues, old howdahs and paintings of various historical scenes and battles. It is also the best place to have a close look at Lanna artifacts for indepth insights into history of Northern Thailand. It also has display cases which contain things of great historical importance- coins, textiles, pottery, gold jewelry, ceramics and much more.

Admission Fee and Open Timings  It has a fixed admission fee of 30 Baht. It operates Wednesday till Sunday from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

Note: Photography is not allowed within the museum but to the relief of the foreigner visitors the museum does provide comprehensive explanations in English language.

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