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Northern Thailand Sights

National Museum

Updated 05/31/2013

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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.

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Sight Information


Phalong Rd., Nan, 55000, Thailand



Sight Details:

  • B100
  • Wed.–Sun. 9–5

Updated 05/31/2013


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