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Ubon Ratchathani National Museum

Ubon Ratchathani National Museum Posted on: 19th February 2016

Built in 1918, Ubon Ratchathani National Museum first served as the City Hall, then as a Fine Arts Department and was later opened as a museum in 1989. Exhibits being spread over ten installations, this informative museum has plenty to show.

Exploring the Ubon Ratchathani National Museum

Ubon Ratchathani Museum is a European style building made up of bricks and cement and is surrounded by a small garden courtyard. The first thing showcased over here is the vast exhibit about the Isaan Plateau heading towards a large room, sharing more about the Ubon’s Prehistory. After this, the museum also exhibits the era of Khmer Rule from 10th to 13th century which includes exquisite pottery, engravings and some religious sculptures of this Era. Ubon Ratchathani Museum also exhibits a composite statue of Lord Shiva and his consort Uma, being one of its most prized possessions. Wrapped around the expositions on Geography, archaeology, Geology, History, Thai-religious displays and Textile, Ubon Ratchathani National Museum happens to be one of the most informative museums in Thailand.

Practical Information

Ubon Ratchathani National Museum is open from Wednesdays to Sundays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, allowing everyone with sufficient time to explore history. Located at a distance of 3 Km from the district, the museum can be easily accessed by everyone. So, with the advantage of a car rental in Ubon Ratchathani, you can enjoy a hassle free and a memorable visit to Ubon Ratchathani National Museum.

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