Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park

Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park, Chiang Rai: Hours, Address, Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park

Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park
4.5
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Mae Fah Luang Art & Cultural Park houses the region's largest collection of folk art and teak artifacts from the Lanna Kingdom. It has been recognized as a unique tourist destination in northern Thailand and has won the Thailand Tourism Award 2006 as an outstanding tourism destination in the category of Arts and Culture.
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Alain K
Bangkok, Thailand337 contributions
Fantastic, not to be missed
Apr 2021
Beautiful collections, amazing buildings, everything well presented and well explained, in beautiful surroundings, not to be missed.
Written April 5, 2021
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Maria Gasem Huanbutta
Pathum Thani Province, Thailand212 contributions
Luckily I didnt miss it
Nov 2020
Although the people might mistaken this place with Doi Tung, they are all under the project and patronage of Mae Fah Luang, the art and cultural park is in Chiang Rai City, a bit out of skirts.

If you want to have a pure "thainess" experience, this is the place. Secluded location, the trees and careful crafted gardens, takes you to the heart of this unique Thai country that we love.

When you start driving inside the park, seems to be "another park", "another view", another lake, but no... there are two beautiful hall-pavilions, large, one with a permanent gallery and changing exhibitions and another one, with lanna kingdom memorabilia.

Last but not least, you will find a lot of unique spots to take beautiful photos and very detailed information provided by the carers and well trained staff that will provide you with all information needed.

It is a quiet place, slow motion, to enjoy and walk around.
Need to spend, if you like art and nature, a couple of hours to visit.

Enjoy it and dont miss it!
Written November 9, 2020
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Liz-Oz
Chiang Mai, Thailand7 contributions
Impressive collection of teak artefacts and folk art from the Lanna region in a peaceful park setting.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Nestled quietly in suburban Chiang Rai, this large park boasts well kept gardens and lakes and the huge teak Haw Kham (Golden Pavilion) built as a gift from the people to the revered ‘Mae Fah Leung’, her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarinda, the Princess Mother, on her 84th birthday. The extensive collection of regional temple artefacts is a testament to the craftsmanship of countless woodworkers. Among many other buildings on the property, (from its previous use as an educational centre for hills tribes students supported by a scholarship program initiated by the Princess Mother), the Haw Kaew (Exhibition Centre), some 150metres away, is also worth a visit, explaining, with photographs and captions in English and Thai, the many groundbreaking initiatives of the Princess Mother, aimed at improving the lives of the ethnic tribes of the Lanna region. The permanent display of teak artefacts is also impressive.
The centre is only a 15min taxi ride from central Chiang Rai, but finding a taxi for the return trip was tricky as it was located in a quiet, residential area. Might be a better option to get the driver to wait- an hour would be plenty to see both the main buildings, walk thru the site, and visit the gift shop! A map is provided on admission (cost: 200baht per adult).
A quiet and peaceful place well worth a visit.
Written March 11, 2020
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Gordon P
Brussels, Belgium96 contributions
Tranquility
Jan 2020
I wanted to say it was beyond average, I mean it was good, but not very good. It is a sea of tranquility, and while there is not really so much to see, it has nice staff, some lovely temples and beautiful nature, so good to visit. They have events here which make it worth seeing I guess when there is something on.
Written March 8, 2020
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Hitesh S
Mumbai, India273 contributions
awsome land scaping, worth visit
Feb 2020
exceeding wellmaintian, garden and lans scape, you can move around, take photos, its part of royal villa, we have to pay for entry, something diifrent, must visit.
Written February 20, 2020
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JRP-Bkk
Bangkok, Thailand1,589 contributions
Not for everyone but I found it interesting
Feb 2020 • Couples
A small museum in beautiful buildings .
The museum has exhibits on Teak and the work of the late King’s mother .

The Haw Kham pavilion is an example of traditional Lanna architecture with a tiered roof covered with wooden tiles inspired by Wat Pong Sanuk .

The Haw Kaew pavilion houses a permanent exhibition on teak artifacts: Buddha images, religious objects, architectural items and traditional household utensils, as well as revolving exhibitions.
Written February 8, 2020
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xuanlocdoc
Big Rock, Illinois312 contributions
Elaborate
Jan 2020
Worth visiting here and also the opium museum. Agelong drug abuse in this area effected the whole world
Written January 25, 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,140 contributions
The highlight of our trip to Chiang Rai.
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you like peace and quiet after the hustle and bustle of the city then I highly recommend taking a trip out to this art and culture park.

Created by the current King's grandmother, it's a reasonably sized, peaceful garden that you can wander around, within which are situated some truly stunning buildings, built out of teak in a traditional style.

Each hosts a display of either traditional or contemporary art that accentuates the craftsmanship of the surrounding peoples, historic and present day.

Unfortunately photography is not permitted inside the buildings but, believe me, if you like peaceful surroundings and art you'll be glad that you made the effort to come.

Entry costs 200 baht per person but, in my opinion, it's well worth it.

Written January 22, 2020
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donbattles
Chiang Rai Province, Thailand5 contributions
A beautiful place.
Aug 2019
A wonderful university and hospital facilities. Good restaurants. The grounds are kept very beautiful. I nice area to drive around in.
Written January 7, 2020
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zoomendoscopist
Athens, Greece327 contributions
The best gardens we have ever been!
Dec 2019 • Family
Amazing gardens 1.5 hours from chiang rai....Unique place...the royal villa is interesting but the gardens are super...in the small market people from local tribes sell many kinds of food...do not miss it when in Chiang Rai
Written December 31, 2019
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