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Cultural Exhibition Hall of Chaiyaphum Province
– Date September 15, 2014
The initiation to found this museum was conceived in 2002, as it was a policy of the Ministry of Culture. However, no government budget was available. So raising fund for the project was necessary. In 2003, contributions of 1,000,000 baht from some wealthy Chaiyaphum people made it possible to have a room on the lower floor of the old provincial hall renovated and turned into an exhibition room.

Museum of Local Wisdom, Wat Samakkeetham
– Date May 19, 2014
After the current abbot of Wat Samakkeetham moved here in 1965, he started to collect local things. A lot of the things he collected were offered by his disciples and believers; some were acquired by himself. Realizing that those native things were fast disappearing, the abbot therefore wished to conserve them for generations to come.

Wat Phrathat Nongsammuen Local Museum
– Date April 25, 2014
Amphoe Phu Khieo, a district northwest of Chaiyaphum Province, has a long history. In many locations here archeological evidences found are testament to a number of ancient settlements, fortified by moats and earthen embankments. Discovered also were temple boundary stones (baisema) inscribed in Pallava letters, as well as many ancient religious sites showing the Dvaravati influence (around 13th -17th centuries B.E.).

Isan Heritage Museum, Wat Boran
– Date April 11, 2014
Phu Khieo District lies to the northeast of Chaiyaphum Province. The district is steeped in history and legend. Archeological evidence revealed that once there existed here an ancient settlement. Traces of moats, earthen embankments, temple marker stones bearing engraved Pallava scripts, and several ancient structures showing Dvaravati influence (in Isan style) were found.

Silk center, Ban Khwao
– Date April 4, 2014
The Silk Promotion Center of Ban Khwao was granted its construction cost by the Fund for Distribution of Production and Employment in Provincial Regions. The work was completed in 2005, and the center was opened officially on 1 April 2005. From the beginning, the museum has been under the supervision of the Ban Khwao Tambon Municipality.

Baisema, Ban Good Ngueng
– Date March 27, 2014
Baisema or temple boundary stone markers in a Buddhist monastery are used to mark the main edifice (ubosot/ordination hall where monks perform religious rites). In Ban Good Ngong town a large number of sandstone baisema, now on display, used to be seen scattered around. They had been common sights for local residents since their forefathers’ time. These stones had been deserted in fields and meadows.

U-Khao U-Nam Museum, Latbualuang Phairoj Wittaya School
– Date February 27, 2014
The Latbualuang District of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province is known for its numerous canals and smaller waterways. This explains why the locals here principally are engaged in agricultural activities for their livelihood. In fact, most of them are rice farmers. A major canal in the district is the Phraya Banlue Canal, built during King Rama I’s reign to irrigate farm land of large-scale rice cultivation. Equally important is the Klong San Canal, which facilitates commutes to the outside world.

Mueang Sena Local Wisdom Learning Center (Sena Prasit School)
– Date February 21, 2014
Sena District lies to the west of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. During the Ayutthaya time, this area used to be densely populated as it was a major riverine community by the Mae Nam Noi (Noi River) and thus a very busy trade center. Until the Rattanakosin time it flourished as an important hub of passenger boats, Bangkok-Ayutthaya taxi boats, as well as boats plying between the main town and other towns.

Local Museum of Bangban School
– Date 27, 2014
Bangban District is in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, towards the central region but more to the west and bordered in the north by Angthong Province. Its typography is characterized by river basin plains and 2 main waterways – the Chao Phraya River and the Bangban Canal, which explains why the main livelihood here is wet rice agriculture.

Suwan Sorat Rangsan Local Museum
– Date December 19, 2013
The display area of this museum is the open space under the 45-year-old elevated sermon hall of Wat Suwan Chedi in Maharaj District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. While the hall was being constructed, some wooden pillars of the old ubosot (ordination hall) were brought in to be reused here as supports. Every single pillar was actually a very sturdy, whole tree trunk over 100 years old, that is as old as the ubosot itself.

Lung Pradu Folk Museum (Thai silk Learning Center)
– Date September 3, 2013
It was our first visit to the village of Ban Lung Pradu in Huai Thalaeng District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. Beneath an elevated house, in the open space we saw an elderly woman doing weaving. She was among a group of relatives and neighbors, all looking very friendly. We found out that as many as 3 generation members of her family could make silk fabrics. Ban Lung Pradu weavers use organic dyes,

Wat Pho Sri Folk Museum
– Date September 2, 2013
Wat Po Sri Folk Museum is housed on the ground floor of the monks’ quarters. The exhibits in two display rooms portray the past of the Thai Wiang people. The inner room features a silk corner – with some looms and weaving tools, models of men in traditional sarong and women wearing sin (both are tube-shaped lower garments), showcases for betel sets, bowls, footed trays, gongs, Buddha images, ancient chests, etc.


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