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: Phimai national museum
: admin May 12, 2011, 01:53:15 PM
Phimai is only about 60 km away from Nakhon Ratchasima and it is a spectacular temple. But we often forget to visit the Phimai National Museum. This museum is open daily from 9 to 4pm.

To see pictures of the museum and have more information, click on the following link:

http://isaan.com/phimai-national-museum/ (http://isaan.com/phimai-national-museum/)
: Re: Phimai national museum
: wasagabob December 05, 2012, 08:03:25 AM
Phimai Museum is one of the few places that will not acknowledge a Thai drivers licence as a document to get you admission as a local.
No big deal really, I guess, but it really is out of step with everywhere else.
They told me it is government policy but if I go to a National Park like Khao Yai they do accept my Thai drivers licence and I get charged the 20 baht NOT the 200 baht (if my memory on prices is correct)

Just more information for people who want to visit there and I thoroughly enjoyed the displays.
: Re: Phimai national museum
: benjama December 05, 2012, 01:07:32 PM
In Phimai it's better to buy the daypass.
This will allow you to visit all the museums in Phimai with one entrance ticket
: Re: Phimai national museum
: admin December 05, 2012, 02:21:24 PM

The day pass was available before but when I went Sunday, I didn't see it.
Anyway, I was able to pay the Thai price (beside the driving license, I have Thai social security, work permit, and you just have to talk a little bit and it "normally works". And I was with a foreigner traveling who paid the full price anyway.

It used to be 30 baht to my knowledge. It was 20 (Thai) and 100 (foreigner) at both the Phimai sanctuary and the Phimai museum.

But the museum has wonderful pieces. In Isaan, I only like few museums.

The Roiet National museum is a nice place to learn about Isaan.
http://www.isaan.com/en/about/isaan-attractions/museums/roi-et-national-museum.html (http://www.isaan.com/en/about/isaan-attractions/museums/roi-et-national-museum.html)

In Roiet, it is near the Roiet Plaza shopping center, in middle of the town.

The Ubon Ratchatani national museum is quite nice too:
http://www.isaan.com/en/about/isaan-attractions/museums/ubon-national-museum.html (http://www.isaan.com/en/about/isaan-attractions/museums/ubon-national-museum.html)

In Ubon, it is in the big park in the middle of the city, at one of the corner.

The Ban Chiang museum is probably the best one about archealogy, and it was almost new when I visited it but I lost my pictures of it.