Hariphunchai National Museum

Hariphunchai National Museum

A good, interesting museum

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Set in a spacious and cool modern building just behind Wat Phra That Haripunchai is the town’s national museum.
Travelfish says:

Reflecting more Lamphun’s historical significance than the town’s current size and influence, it’s rather good as far as provincial museums go.

The display is split into three sections, with a ground floor room housing stone (mostly Mon) inscriptions, a first floor section with Buddhas and statues from local wats and a separate building concentrating more on Mon and Lanna cultural artifacts. Many though not all the items have bilingual labels.

This is nothing earth shattering but worth a look if you are in town with 30 or 40 minutes to spare.

There is a 100 baht entrance fee for foreignera and though no flash photography is allowed you can take your camera.

Transport information

The museum is located opposite the rear entrance to Wat Phra That Haripunchai.

Contact details for Hariphunchai National Museum

Address: Inthayongyot Rd, Lamphun (on the old town’s main street opposite the rear entrance to Wat Phra That Haripunchai)
T: (053) 511 186;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º0'24.46" E, 18º34'38" N
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Admission: 100 baht

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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