About Nan National Museum in Nan town

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Nan National Museum is one of Nan's finest museums, housed in a beautiful old building that was once the Royal Palace of the last rulers of Nan. In 1903 it was originally build as home by Phra Chao Suriya Pnong Phalidet, the rulers of Nan. And in 1931 after the death of Chao Maha Brahma Surathadam, the last ruler of Nan, the house was donated to the government and used as provincial hall. After the building of a new provincial hall in 1973 the house was transformed to the Nan National Museum. In front of the museum is a huge garden that houses the smallest temple of Thailand and a tunnel of trees that have become a signature of Nan as selfie high-light. In 2016 a 3 years renovation started and the all museum was closed.  In June 2018 the museum openend partly with a limited exhibition. In March 2019 the museum was openend again fully with a full exhibition. The main exhibition is on the first floor, with an explanation of the history of the building, the history of the rulers of Nan and in the rear a beautiful collection of Buddha images. For more photos & information see my other postings about Nan National Museum. Following some photos I made in the museum.

About Nan National Museum

Location           : At the intersection where are also Wat Phumin and Wat Phrathat Chae Kham 
Opening hours : Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 - 16:00
Entrance fee     : 20 ฿ for Thai and 100 ฿ for foreigners (but not always enforced) **

** = There is a sign with the opening hours and the entrance prices. For Thai this is of course written in Thai, also the Thai price of 20 ฿. And that is a bit weird as normally for numbers they do not use the Thai numbers anymore. Are they trying to hide double price system? When I asked for a ticket first the lady wanted to charge my 100 ฿, but when I asked in Thai for the price she changed it to 20 ฿. 

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Old photo of the building as City Hall

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Garden of Nan National Museum


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