Northern Thailand

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  • 1. Hall of Opium


    The magnificent Hall of Opium is a white stucco, glass, marble, and aluminum building nestling in a valley above the Mekong. The site of the...Read More

  • 2. Hilltribe Museum & Education Center


    The cultures, ways of life, and crafts of the many hill tribe people that populate the Chiang Rai region are displayed and explained at this...Read More

  • 3. National Museum


    To get a sense of the region's art, visit the National Museum, which occupies a mansion built in 1923 for the prince who ruled Nan, Chao Suriyapong...Read More

  • 4. National Museum


    Next door to Wat Phra That Luang, the National Museum exhibits artifacts from the Lanna period, as well as some Neolithic discoveries. The museum...Read More

  • 5. Opium Museum


    Opium is so linked to the history of Ban Sop Ruak that the small town now has two museums devoted to the subject. This smaller one is in the...Read More

  • 6. Oub Kham Museum


    Lanna history and culture are vividly chronicled at this jewel of a facility on the outskirts of Chiang Rai. The museum, in an attractive complex...Read More

  • 7. Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

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    The region's most significant artifacts are in Bangkok's National Museum, but the many pieces on display at this fine facility demonstrate the...Read More

  • 8. Sawankhaworaranayok National Museum


    Sukhothai grew wealthy on the fine ceramics it produced from the rich earth around the neighboring town of Sawankhalok. The ceramics were so...Read More

  • 9. Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum


    This fascinating museum of traditional tools, cooking utensils, animal traps, and handicrafts alone would justify a visit to Phitsanulok. In...Read More

  • 10. Thai–Japan Friendship Memorial Hall


    This museum that goes by two names commemorates the hundreds of Japanese soldiers who died here on their chaotic retreat from the Allied armies...Read More

  • 11. The Hub Pub


    It's backpacker and world-traveler heaven at this hub of three enterprises—a pub, a cycling museum, and a hostel (the Funky Box)—owned by Alan...Read More

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