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Address: Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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Extraordinary Collection of Dvaravati and Khmer Art

This small regional museum was opened in 1972, and the building has the look of a library from the 1970s. But if the architecture is nothing special, this building has an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 21, 2016
Raymond W
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Chengdu, China
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

There are some interesting displays and artifacts inside and outside to enjoy. We were basically the only people there and were given a personal tour by an attentive representative of the museum. Unfortunately in Thailand as a foreigner, I find it very annoying to be charged 5-10 times more than a Thai to visit any museum, park etc. even though... More 

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This small regional museum was opened in 1972, and the building has the look of a library from the 1970s. But if the architecture is nothing special, this building has an extraordinary collection of art. The highlight is a magnificent collection of carved boundary stones from the Dvaravati period, the best of which come from Muang Fa Daet in Kalasin.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This smaller sized museum set in lovely grounds is a pleasant (and probably hot walk) from Central Khon Kaen. The information and exhibits are excellently laid out to be of interest to the casual visitor or those with a bit more specialist interest. You will leave the wiser about the history of this marvellous region and a sense the small... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum and look interesthing in Isan, good staff , Have different zone inside and outdoor. Near Bus terminal, Can walk to museum about 1.5 km. or can go by minibus. 👍👍👍

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth a visit during the hot afternoon. Nicely presented information in Thai and English, great to get a first idea about the History of Isaan. Friendly staff.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

This is a nice museum that focuses on the history of the ESAN district. That history is interesting and stretches back 4000 years.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went to the National Museum whilst in Khon Kaen for a few days, we walked to the museum on New Year's eve and it was free for all visitors. The museum has a large garden outside and most exhibits have English and Thai. We didn't read all the information but you can spend a good hour inside. There are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

I found that this museum doesn't have many displays and is not open all the time. Not many tuk tuk drivers know where it is let alone when its open

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Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

Small museum with a good display and interesting. Very quiet, recommend for local and foreign visitors to learn about history of upper northeastern.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

Since Khon Kean is just a feel steps from Laos, this museum show the diversity of cross borders cultural. And you will find the original silk making technique here.

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