Maha Viravong Museum, Nakhon Ratchasima

(พิพิธภัณฑ มหาวีรวงศ์)

The Maha Viravong National Museum is located inside the compound of Wat Sutthajinda, in Muang district, Nakhon Ratchasima. It is a temple in front of Klang Plaza 2, near the pizza company restaurant. It’s really in the heart of Korat city.

The museum is behind the King Rama 9 Commemorative library (public library). It’s a one story small museum constructed in the form of a contemporary Thai style house.

The museum was officially opened on 24 June 1954. Most of the collection are objects from Somdej Maha Viravong, the former abbot of Wat Suthajinda and were given to the Fine Arts Department for the purpose of disseminating information about Thailand’s cultural heritage.

It is NOT a big museum. It’s basically just a room. But the objects, artifacts, sculptures are really beautiful. If you like art, Thai culture and archeology, you should pay a small visit.

All information is in Thai and English. That is quite nice…

Rama 5 and Rama 9 used these chairs… in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday-Tuesday) from 9 am to 4:30.
Admission is 50 baht for foreigners and 10 baht for Thais. (I hate dual pricing)

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