Mae Fah Luang Art and Culture Park

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
About
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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John K
Costa Mesa, CA2,447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This was my second visit to this place, the first being 5 years ago. The museum was interesting, with most exhibits being described in both English and Thai. The largest "house" has exhibits from the different regions of Northern Thailand set in an amazingly beautiful feat of architecture. Unfortunately no photographs were allowed inside this building. The gardens are beautifully landscaped, and nicely shaded. Surprisingly few people were there, considering it is only 7km from the clock tower area. An easy scooter ride. I did feel it was overpriced though, at 200 thb, basing this opinion on the fact that I have traveled extensively in thailand going back 20 years and have visited many museums and national parks for comparison. Worth a visit though, despite the high price.
Written November 29, 2023
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Maria Gasem Huanbutta
Pathum Thani Province, Thailand228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,899 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Quite frankly it was underwhelming considering that my expectations were high after reading good reviews. You have to walk a lot to see so little. It wouldn't be so bad if this was a beautiful park with lovely flowers and beautiful statues. Instead you get lots of grass and trees with some seemingly abandoned and dusty buildings. For a better experience, go to Oub Kham museum where you can see more and walk less.
Written March 3, 2023
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Jonathan K
Princeton, NJ620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I absolutely loved this place and consider it one of the highlights of our trip to the area. It was nearly deserted when we went, the grounds are beautiful and the exhibits are stunning, especially the one nearest the entrance that houses a rich collection of temple decorations. Don't let the entrance fee dissuade you; it's well worth it.
Written January 25, 2023
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Gordon P
Brussels, Belgium95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The attraction comprises a villa where the mother of King Rama IX lived. You can visit it, and although it is large and well made, for royalty it is kept quite modest. On the other side of the road is the beautiful park, laid out on a hill. There is also a museum, however prensently under renovation.
Written January 8, 2023
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Jeanniesggbridge
Bangkok, Thailand41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Although it wasn't listed in our tour book, we were lucky enough to came across the Rai Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park. It is a gem of a place. The grounds are large and beautiful, and the main building, composed of repurposed traditional Lanna buildings, is jaw droppingly beautiful. If you have any interest in architecture, gardens or traditional Thai culture, please don't miss this. There is also a lovely gift shop with hand-crafted items. Supported by the Queen Mother, this isn't just another tourist attraction. It's one of a kind.
Written July 6, 2015
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Kay Jureerat
Bangkok, Thailand39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Great to see Thai-Northern architecture style. My favorite were Haw-Keaw and the structure of chapel’s roof. Unfortunately Haw-Kham is now closed for renovation for 3 months so only 50 THB I have to pay (normally 100 THB/person).

There were history about tattoos in Thailand and variety of Teaks (uses that made of teak) exhibitions as well.
Written March 4, 2018
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JSGARTH
Lincoln, UK192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples

There seems to be some confusion over this park and others in the region named after the Princess Mother. This park, the one we visited, is situated only about 6km west of the Clock Tower in the centre of Chiang Rai. It cost us 50 baht in a little blue van type taxi to get there. It is in a tranquil setting, almost deserted on the Friday afternoon in mid March that we visited.
The park consists of beautifully landscaped gardens around a central lake, it is planted with indigenous and rare plants and trees from the region. Situated within the park are several buildings displaying the region's largest collection of folk art and teak artefacts from the Lanna Kingdom.

The centre piece is Haw Kharm (Golden Pavilion) a very large wooden building constructed in teak. On the first floor is a collection of religious items including Buddha images and candelabras. We were given a short tour by a guide who tried very hard, in English, to explain the history of the building and its collection. In the centre is a large carved Buddha image which is said to date from 1693. It was really worth visiting.

We also visited Haw Kaew, which is a modern exhibition hall built in traditional style. It contains travelling exhibitions, currently a photo exhibition on the theme of Asian cinemas. There are several other rooms rooms displaying items built from teak including agricultural machinery, household and personal artefacts. It was really good to get close up to these items to study them rather than looking from behind a barrier or through glass. Everything was displayed in an elegant, aesthetic and professional manner.

Unfortunately we had not allowed enough time to really appreciate this park. We would hope to return another time and would allow half a day to be able to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There is an entrance fee of 200 baht per person.
Written March 21, 2015
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Pilotfish C
40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is beautiful and very peaceful, which is nice. However, after going to the white temple, hike, waterfalls, hot springs and even Singha park, this place was overpriced for us. Giving that all of those other things were almost free and offered rather incredible views or exciting hikes and waterfalls, there was just nothing of a wow factor for us. That's just our opinion. Of course, if you want to have a quiet and peaceful day, pay the 200 baht per person and go there. But if you want more exciting things to do for free or almost free, then you have tons of other choices.
Written October 9, 2014
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