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Lanna Folklife Museum

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Chiang Mai’s Lanna Heritage Centre, or Lanna Folklife Museum, depending on which sign you read, is a well executed museum exploring traditional northern Thai life.

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The small and compact museum is well laid out, with interesting exhibits accompanied by clear and well translated explainers. Housed in the splendid old Chiang Mai courthouse building, which has received a full make-over inside and out, the museum is centrally located in leafy grounds on Phrapokklao Road opposite the Three Kings monument. You could easily spend an hour or so here exploring.

Housed in the well-restored courthouse. Photo taken in or around Lanna Folklife Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Housed in the well-restored courthouse. Photo: Mark Ord

It's perhaps more of an exhibition than a museum as such, as there aren’t too many old artefacts on display, but rather a series of dioramas demonstrating aspects of Lanna life—Lanna being the name of the old northern Thai kingdom based around Chiang Mai. These include religious, cultural and historical aspects of life during the Lanna period, interspersed with ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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