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Museums

Chiangmai National Museum

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Chiang Mai National Museum is the main regional museum of  northern Thailand. The fine Arts Department has assigned this museum to be the center of education and preservation of art and culture of Chiang Mai and upper northern Thailand, the old Lanna Kingdom. It has a number of exhibit halls but really it is a administrative department and the effort taken is less than it could be.

Note:
If you want your "fake" antique Buddha head or statue exported it must be certified here for  a fee, before exporting is allowed, seems to be the most interesting and profitable activity going on here. One can easily and illegally mail them out without proper papers but  never carry in your hand luggage as Thai Customs must confiscate all Buddha images without papers, no matter how cheap it is.  Of course you unless your an expert will not get a real antique Buddha image even if you pay the price for a genuine one. Many collectors have excellent reproductions that are sold a authentic piece, that are masterpiece reproductions, even some museums have them on display as original, sometimes only the  only  forges knows for sure.

The museum is designed as a Thai style building with suto a traditional northern of Lanna style rooftop.


Chiang Mai-Lampang super Highway, Muang district, Chiang Mai Province 50300
Tel.
(053) 221308  
Fax.
(053) 408568

Museum Hours   :
09.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday
Closed on : Monday, Tuesday and National Holidays

Admission Fee   :
30 Baht

Philatelic Museum OF Chiang Mai

Stamp Museum Chiang mai

The Chiang Mai Philatelic Museum was once a main post office in Chiang Mai. In 1990 the Fine Arts Department decide to create a post office museum to show case the past artifacts of the industry as well as the old stamps and to sell issues to today collectors.

 The historic Building by the river retains it quaint atmosphere from a previous era, yet is still alive with the love of stamps and of course the tools of the trade as seen by the collect of old poste boxes.

Philatelic museum

Every year , the Thai post will releases new stamp issues to show the world of its culture and beauty

Office Hours: Tue-Sun 9.00am - 4.00pm The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays. The Chiang Mai Philatelic Museum is located across for the Limping police station so when you pay your tickets drop by and relax with a piece of history.
15 Praisanee Rd., T. Chang Moi, A. Muang,
Chiang Mai 50300 Tel. 66 5325 1200

Lamphang

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       ited in mid-town, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago.A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, having nine-tiered umbrella, made of gold weighing approximately 6,498.75 grams...

Chiang Rai

      on the bank of the Kok River within town area, contains what is believed to be the oldest Holy Relic even before King Mengrai built Chiang Rai. Doi Chom Thong has been a sacred site for aextremely long time. The site was surely reverenced as the home of local spirits before Buddhism arrived in the area.

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