The Thai Imagery Museum: Tap into Thailand's Colorful History
Most people wonder how Thai people lived in the past. Who were their leaders and how exactly did they look like? These are some of the intriguing questions that had eventually led to the establishment of The Thai Human Imagery Museum. It is these same questions that have fascinated local and foreign tourists alike and lured them to take a trip to this popular attraction.
A Class of Its Own
Constructed under the supervision of Duangkaew Phityykornsilp, The Thai Human Imagery Museum was built to promote and preserve Thai art, culture, and indigenous customs. It also functions as a research and educations centre for future generations on information pertaining to Thai history. Located in the West of Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom Province, along the Pinklao-Nakhon Chaisi Highway, the Thai Human Imagery Museum is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, with a 20 Baht admission fee. To get there, you first have to cross the great Baknon Chaisi River. The road to the museum is quite developed, making it very easily accessible by road. A quick drive from West of Bangkok leads to you to the centre of all the Thai culture information.
Cutting Edge Fiberglass Technology
Unlike other museums in Thailand or even the rest of the world, the Old Chronicle sculptures in The Thai Human Imagery Museum are made of fiberglass--not wax. The museum was the first one to launch these types of sculptures. It would take a very close look to determine that what you see are actual sculptures, and not real humans. They look so real and very attractive. This has been the main reason for the huge throng of frequent visitors who flock to the museum to see the pieces for themselves.
Awe-Inspiring Works of Art
Among the many things you can find in the museum, the variety of sculptured images of the famous personalities in Thailand will especially captivate you. The first of these is the eight sculptures of the great kings of the Chakry Dynasty. These were the native leaders of the of the Chakry people of Thailand. Their legacy is highly appreciated in Thailand. The second outstanding feature in the museum is the imagery of the famous Thai Buddhist Monks, who were well known for their strong religious beliefs and stand in the Thai society. Apart from these sculptures, you will get to view a variety of paintings by Thailand’s top-notch artists. Traditional and modern paintings are all found within the Thai Human Imagery Museum to make you well-versed on Thai history as well as on the practices, beliefs, and norms that the Thai people so hold valuable.
You may have thought these impressive works of art can only be found in the West, but a day trip to the Thai Imagery Museum can prove all of such notion wrong. Truly a cant-miss attraction, the museum should be on top of any discerning tourist's list--on yours.