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Chiang Mai City Arts & Culture Centre

10 December 2019

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          The Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Centre is located on Prapokklao Road, close to Wat Phra Singh Temple. This area was once the old city center since the King Mengrai era, where the “Inthakhin” ancient city pillar was situated, before it was moved to Wat Chedi Luang. The site of museum was an inheritance of Phra Chao Kawilorot Suriyawong, the 6th ruler of Chiang Mai, to Princess Chao Dara Ratsami. After the municipality administrative reform, she then granted the property to the government. The building was built in 1924, which was used as the central administrative office of the Monthol Phayap - Siam’s administrative unit, and later served as the Provincial Hall of Chiang Mai. 

 

          After the government hall had moved to the new building, the municipality requested to renovate the building, in order to turn it into the museum. The renovation received an award in 1999 for preservation of a public building from the Royal Society of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage.

 

          Inside, the museum exhibits history of Chiang Mai, way of living and culture of the local since the prehistoric period.  There are 15 halls categorized into chronological sequences; Prehistoric period, city establishing history, the rise and the dawn of city until Chiang Mai at present, intellectual way of wisdom life, and pride cultural identity of Chiang Mai people, presenting with high technology media, such as slide, video, computer program, Dioramas model, graphics board, and audiovisual displays.

 

          The rear half of the building is occupied by rotational exhibitions and the outdoor courtyard for various cultural activities which aim to preserve Chiang Mai Culture Identity.

Management

Local Administrative Organization

Organization Museum

Important Person/ History /Archeology

Map

Map

Address And Contact Number

Prapokklao Rd., T.Sriphum (close to Wat Phra Singh Temple) Si Phum Mueang Chiang Mai Chiang Mai 50200
Telephone : 0-5321-7793, 0-5321-9833
Fax : 0-5321-9833
Website : http://www.cmocity.com
Email : cmocity@hotmail.com

Operating hours

Tuesdays to Sundays including public holiday, from 08.30-17.00 hrs.

Admission fee

Adult 90 Baht

Child 40 Baht

Getting There

  • By car from Bangkok city, take Phaholythin Road and turn to Highway 32 (ASIA) trough Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Nakhon. Then take Route 117 to Pitsanulok and Highway 11 through Lamphun, Lampang and Chiang Mai at 695 Kilometers. The other way is from Nakhon Sawan, go along Highway 11 through Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, and Lampang to Chiang Mai at 696 Kilometers.

 

  • By train - there are Special Express Train and Rapid Train services from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) everyday   

 

  • Bus are serviced to Chiang Mai from Bangkok Bus Terminal - North (Mo Chit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, for several trips every day. Bus duration is about 10 hrs.

 

  • Airplane - there are several flights between Bangkok – Chiang Mai every day. Flight duration is about 1 hrs.

 

  • Red minibus (Song Thaew) services inside the city of Chiang Mai.

Proper for General Public

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Proper for Children

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Credit Card

Yes
No

Advanced Booking

For group visits, a letter of request must be made in advance.

Disability Information

Yes

FACILITY

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