Worth a stop
Published/Last edited or updated: 8th September, 2016
Covering a hilltop at the end of a dirt road, the museum includes several buildings that are notable for their architectural value. Before coming inside you’ll see a few large sculptures; check out the golden Ganesha peering down from the hill. Some buildings are used for private gatherings but the largest boasts three large exhibition halls that are free to check out.
During our visit, one room featured a bunch of paintings by acclaimed artist Chalermchai Kasitpipat, creator of Chiang Rai’s famous Wat Rong Khun. While we appreciate his style that pulls people into fantasty realms often based on Hindu/Buddhist mythology, we were more taken by socially edgy pieces from artists like Lampu Kansanoh and Anupong Chantorn, some of which were available for purchase.
Visitors who aren’t up for buying a pricey work of art can contribute by having a coffee in a sleek upper-floor cafe or picking out something from the gift shop.
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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