Renovation of Nan National Museum in Nan town

Destination Travel Guide Nan, North Thailand
Nan National Museum in Nan - Thailand (23 May 2017)

Nan National Museum in Nan town is housed in a beautiful old colonial style building and has actually a  good exhibition of history of Nan province. The building is the old residence of the former rulers of Nan and in 2015 a 3 years renovation started. That actually took a bit longer (almost 5 years), so the opening date was changed a few times. In hindsight I am wondering what they have been doing in all those years.

If you compare the photo of 2015 and of 207 you see a few major differences.
  1. Color changed from white to soft yellow, that is said to be original although on real old photos it looks to be white also.
  2. Roof ornaments are changed
  3. The signage above the entrance is changed back to the original one. The old signage (Phra Khrut Pha) can still been seen in the museum.
If you look to the real old photo you see that there was a wall around the residence. The remains (foundation) of this wall are still under the grass in the garden. For more photos & information see my other postings about Nan National 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)

As the museum did looked before renovation (2015)

As the building did look like when it was a Royal Palace

As of 30 November 2017

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