The Lanna Architecture Center is a museum that is dedicated to showcasing and preserving Northern Thailand’s unique heritage in architecture; most of which is influenced by the ancient Lanna kingdom.
The museum is built within a stunning historical building, which was once the home of a prince; a spectacular work of art made of teak wood.
Lanna Architecture Centre, Entry Price & Opening Hours, Chiang Mai
The people behind the centre is the Chiang Mai University, have devoted themselves to ongoing research about northern Thai art, as well as the architecture it inspires. Most importantly, the museum highlights the important techniques involved with this kind of architecture, which otherwise would have been buried in time. The ground floor of the museum features columns and semi-arches, using both brick and stucco. The entire upper floor is made from stunning teak wood.
An interesting facet of the Lanna Architecture Center is seeing the many interesting models that highlight how local architecture has changed through the years. After one visit, you’ll have a better appreciation for the beautiful architecture of Chiang Mai, as well as northern Thailand, that will stay with you long after your visit. It’s a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon during your visit, after which you can go on to explore the rest of the city’s other historical attractions.
The centre is found in the intersection of the Phrapopklao and Ratchadamnoen Roads in the Old City. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8:30am to 5pm.