Khon Kaen National Museum, Khon Kaen

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The Khon Kaen National Museum was opened by His Majest,y King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the 20th of December, 1972. Most of the exhibits are concerned with history, art, and archaeology. Besides the museum's permanent collection, temporary exhibitions are set up throughout the year.Exhibits in the museum include:The geography and geology of the prehistoric periodSettlements, utensils, burial rituals, and major archaeological findingsAncient cities and communitiesPeriod of recorded historyDvaravati cultureBai sema boundary markers, religion and beliefs, costumes, script, architecture, votive tablets, archaeological objects taken from the Muang Fa Daet Song Yang excavation site, Kamalasai District Kalasin Province.Khmer or Lopburi CultureAncient cities and communities, religion and beliefs, ceramics, Thai-Lao cultureEvolution of art in Thailand Muang Khon KaenTraces of the past, history of the city, way of life, folk culture. The Khon Kaen National Museum has gathered its collection from archaeological sites within North and Eastern Thailand (in particular, finds from Ban Chiang in Udon Thani province, which has been given UNESCO heritage site status). For a museum of its size, it has an extensive scope; Issan (or northeastern Thailand), once home to the Ban Chiang, Dvaravati, Lopburi and Khmer civilizations. Khon Kaen has played an important role in the area’s history.
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  • A lot of old history here from various digs around in this district and otherwise the undt.
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  • A nicely laid out museum with descriptions in English on most of the exhibits. A pleasant way to spent an hour and learn a little more about the local and national history. 100 Baht for foreign visito...  more »
  • Not many museums in Thailand and it's hard to understand the how's and Why's but this is a good place to start. Thai people don't get hung up on the past but it would be good if there were more histor...  more »
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  • Interesting but very small museum. Farang pays extra of course anf for that money you get explanations in monkey English. Go there if you have nothing better tot do.
  • A nicely laid out museum with descriptions in English on most of the exhibits. A pleasant way to spent an hour and learn a little more about the local and national history. 100 Baht for foreign visitors
  • Very interesting museum about the people living originally in this region. Everything is explained in English. Even the english grammar is mostly wrong, everything is understandable. Much more interesting things to learn about the history of the region than in the most other museums in Thailand, which are mainly focussed to Buddhism and monarchy.
  • Too many closed day, No? Tourist has limited staying period. Hopefully, it opens evwry day. 閉館日が多すぎる。
  • not a lot to see. could use more stuffs to make it more exciting especially for kids.
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