Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Thailand and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Royal Thai and Provincial governments, Chiang Saen National Museum has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
The Chiang Saen National Museum is a must-visit in Chiang Rai for anyone who’s keen to learn about the archaeological wonders of the town of Chiang Saen.
It has been around since 1957 and today remains to be the most notable attraction filled with various artefacts and interesting displays.
Chiang Saen National Museum, Address, Hours & Prices, Chiang Rai
History and archaeology enthusiasts will be amazed at the exhibits which cover the Neolithic, bronze, as well as the iron age. Artefacts have also been uncovered from the Mengrai dynasty up to present-day hill tribe culture. You’ll also find colourful items from other ethnic groups including the Shan, Tai Lue, and Tai Yuan.
Compared to other museums where visitors only tend to find a large collection of Buddhas, the Chiang Saen National Museum is different because the artefacts have been recovered from different ruins.
Cross the street and opposite the museum, you’ll find a small exhibition building that houses lots of photographs that depict the restoration of many temples found throughout the town. Both places have a good number of brochures and maps to help visitors learn more about their history.