Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Hat Yai

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The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum is a natural history museum in the Prince of Songkla University in southern Thailand. It was originally known as the Natural History Museum of Prince of Songkla University (PSU Museum). After a renovation, it was renamed and re-opened on 14 January 2008 by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The museum's main building is located in the most west part of the Faculty of Science. The building contains both exhibition and collection areas.The PSU Museum is a university's funded unit, having equal status to a faculty. However, it is still under inspection and assistance of the Faculty of Science. The museum works closely to the Department of Biology and the Excellent Centre of Biodiversity of Peninsular Thailand (CBIPT) as all three institutes are working on biodiversity research and conservation.The museum's main collections are zoological collections, with only a small geological collection stored and displayed. The museum do not include the botanical collections as they are stored in the department's PSU Herbarium. Its zoological collections contains 25,000 specimens of 2,500 species of fauna. Some significant collections include coral, crustacean, plankton, mollusc (in particular cephalopod), echinoderm, insect and vertebrate. There are several significant type specimens, including Laotian Giant Flying Squirrel and Thongaree’s Disc-nosed Bat (the type species of genus Eudiscoderma).
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  • Before the visit, it felt normal, but enough to go inside then felt worthwhile has come in. A fantastically attractive man with Thailand are proud to place this kind of life, youth come to appreciate.
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  • This place is free and with much interest. At the time the exhibition featured paid homage to the King Bumibol, days before he was cremated after a year of your death. For those who are more interested in Earth Sciences and life you can spend the whole day. A very interesting place for children and adolescents.
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  • This relatively new Museum is based on two floors... and is located on the Campus of the "Prince of Songkla University". The University is supported by Thailand's King. A visit will help one understan...  more »
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  • Good museum
  • Coffee shop beside the Museum mania Board wit more chic shops, good design. Open music enjoyment
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  • In Hat Yai after you have boring here. Thought about killing time is highly recommended during high school students exhibit. Lol. If an authentic Museum to the Songkhla National Museum here. (This is highly recommended).
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  • There is, however, an interesting thing with fish, birds, insects, fish and crabs satap.
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  • Knowledge about nature, science Evolution creatures. An exhibition of a variety of renewable, ideal for families bring their children to visit.
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