Lanna Folk Museum
The unassuming exterior of the old colonial-style Provincial Court from 1935, which houses the Lanna Folk Museum, does not lead on to the history-packed scenes of traditional Lanna life inside. As the brainchild of the Chiang Mai Municipality Mayor, the museum aims to revive Lanna culture and educate visitors about the North’s distinctive culture and history through the recreation of a traditional Lanna village. Eighteen different exhibits give visitors a taste of life of Chiang Mai’s yesteryears with life-size dioramas of everything from wax dolls performing fon lep, a mystical Lanna dance, to intricate elements of Lanna-style monasteries. Guests are allowed to pose with the figures or try their hand at traditional silk weaving -- you can even get familiar with local ingredients. It’s the perfect prelude for a day of temple-hopping in the history-rich city.
Address: Prapokklao Road, Si Phum, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Phone: +66 (0)53 217 793