Chiang Mai National Museum, Chiang Mai. Important visiting information
More about Chiang Mai National Museum, Chiang Mai and Historical Information
The Chiang Mai national museum is located in Chaing Mai in northern Thailand. It is in the vicinity of Wat Chet Yot area of the city. It is a natural history museum with artefacts dating back to prehistoric times. It has displays featuring geographic history and Neolithic settlements.
The museum is famous for having extravagant displays showing the history, culture and lifestyle during the Lanna regime. There are display cases filled with textile, gold jewellery, pottery, money, etc. from the Lanna period. This museum also covers the time after the Lanna period, when Chiang Mai became the part of Kingdom of Siam and later Thailand.
The best section of the museum is the Lanna art section, which displays a collection of images of Lord Buddha in a variety of styles. There is a detailed explanation about the period and their influence on the style. If you are an art lover, you will definitely love it. There are also displays showing the modern life of Chiang Mai. The museum is a must visit for anyone having the slightest interest in knowing the culture and history of the northern Thailand.
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