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To get a sense of the region's art, visit the National Museum, a mansion built in 1923 for the prince who ruled Nan, Chao Suriyapong Pharittadit. The house itself is a work of art, a synthesis of overlapping red roofs, forest green doors and shutters, and brilliant white walls. There's a fine array of wood and bronze Buddha statues, musical instruments, ceramics, and other works of Lanna art. The revered "black elephant tusk" is also an attraction. The 3-foot-long, 40-pound tusk is actually dark brown in color, but that doesn't detract at all from its special role as a local good-luck charm.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Phalong Rd., Nan, 55000 | Map It
  • Phone: 054/710561
  • Cost: B100
  • Hours: Wed.–Sun. 9–5
  • Location: Nan
Updated: 05-31-2013

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