Chiang Mai National Museum
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The National Museum in Chiang Mai has recently been renovated to provide an up-to-date and modern showcase for the heritage of Lanna.
The downstairs area shows the historical development of the north of Thailand from Pre-Neolithic times to the present. There are models and paintings depicting legends and historical events, also scenes of the way of life in olden days.
Show cases present ceramics that have been excavated from the famous fourteenth - sixteenth century kilns of the old Kingdom of Lanna, bronze and gold jewelry and other artifacts.
Upstairs are collections of old farming and handicraft tools, wood carvings, old photographsand superb textiles.
The museum is situated near Chiang Mai University on the main ring road. The spacious groundshouse the northern region archaeological research center. Two ancient pottery kilns have been excavatedand rebuilt in the grounds.
The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
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