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    Nonthaburi Museums

    Nonthaburi Museums

    Nonthaburi Province

    The Horn Museum

    A great collection of horns as well as antiques is displayed in this private museum located at 27/8 Mu 6, Pracharaj Rd., Tambon Talad Khwan. Inside the museum, there is an exhibition of horns and antiques dating back 100 years to 16 million years ago, particularly the horns of the herbivore and cannibal in Thailand. The most distinguished horn is the 2-metre-long mammoth’s ivory found in the northeastern part of Thailand. Opened on weekend from 9 am. to 4 pm. The admission fee for adult is 100 baht and 50 baht. for children. For more details, please call 0 2526 2681, 0 2968 5956 Fax. 0 2526 5741.

    Kwan Aman

    Considered as the Mon Cultural Centre, this pottery museum is notable for its large collection of the distinctive ancient Mon design ceramics. Mon people have always been skillful in pottery since their settlement in the delta of Irawadi River. Later, at the time of Mon’s installation to Thailand during the Thonburi era, pottery has become since then Nonthaburi’s oldest handicraft and symbol with the notably beautiful characteristic Mon design. Opened every day from 9 am. to 5 pm. For more information, please call 0 2584 5086.

    Wat Poramaiyikawat Museum

    The museum displays various interesting items such as votive tablets, crystal ware , porcelains including " hem " , a master piece of art made by Colonel Chatwat Ngamniyom.Some say that Hem must be created by Mon who had an inspiration from the coffin but the hem of monks is different with a tiny window where the body can be seen from outside. Opening time is Monday to Friday from 1 pm.- 4 pm. and 9 am.- 5 pm. on weekend.For more information, please call 0 2584 5120

    Anthropology Museum

    The Anthropology Museum is the first natural history museum of Thailand and was built in 1961. It is located behind the former City Hall and features exhibits on the evolution of plants, animals, human beings, and the earth. Artifacts include Buddha images as well as antique porcelains. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 08.30 to 16.30. It is closed on Sunday, Monday, and public holidays. Admission is free.

    Getting there: Take non air-conditioned buses no. 63, 97, and 203 and air-conditioned buses no. 9 and 126. Contact tel. 184 for more information on buses. Boat passengers can get off at Nonthaburi Pier.

    Museum and the Thai Traditional Medical Training Centre

    This museum is located in the Ministry of Public Health on Tiwanon Road. The building of three storeys is remarkably built in traditional Thai style designed by a national artist. The second floor serves as an exhibition hall divided into 7 rooms of the history and evolution of Thai traditional medical profession, traditional medical philosophy as well as Thai traditional medicines.

    Room 1. Phra Phaisachakuruwaitunyaprapha Hall : the link between buddhist believes and Thai traditional medical profession
    Room 2. Thai Traditional Medical Training Hall : the traditional
    ceremony of showing respect towards traditional medical teachers
    Room 3. Evolution of Thai Traditional Medical Profession (from the Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Thonburi to Rattanakosin period)
    Room 4. Thai Intelligence in the 4 Regional Medical Profession
    Room 5. Thai Traditional Massage : history and equipments
    Room 6. Thai Traditional Cuisine : right food for right seasons
    Room 7. Medicines : traditional and herbal medicines

    In the basement area, there are meeting rooms, library, and bookstore.

    The natural products and healthy food can be shopped on the first floor of the museum which is also the location of the Thai Medical Profession Healthy Centre, Thai Traditional Medical Remedy and Herbal Sauna and Thai Massage Service with the possibility of being member.

    Opened daily from 8.30 am. to 5 pm. Healthy and Treatment Massage for B.200., Feet Massage for B.150. For more details, please contact 0 2590 2606.

    What’s more, the museum, which is surrounded by a garden of thousand kinds of herbs, sells herbal food, clean and clear from toxic vegetables and herbal medicines.

    For those who are interested in taking courses in Thai traditional medical profession, body or feet massage can apply to the Institute of Thai Medical Profession Healthy Centre for a certification of the Ministry of Public Health.
    For more information, please call 0 2591 0598-9.

    How to get there;
    By Bus number 97. Please note that the museum is opened daily from 8.30 am.-4.30 pm. The ticket fare for Thai people is 30 Baht for adults and 15 Baht for children. 150 Bath for foreigners. For more information, call 0 2591 1095.

    Montri Tramotes house or Ban Som Song Saeng

    This house on Tiwanon 3 Road, Soi Phichayanan 2, Tambon Talad Khwan belongs to Kru Montri Tramote, notable Thai musician who lived during the reign of King Rama V until King Rama IX.

    Acclaimed as a national artist in 1985, he composed more than 200 songs including the most famous one called ‘Som Song Saeng’.

    The house is opened to the public for a study on a simple way of living of Kru Montri Tramote who had applied the buddhist virtues and non-materialism to his life.

    This warmly pleasant house is still lived by his descendants.

    But in the same compound, an area is served as an exhibition of Kru Montri Tramote’s biography, works and the whole original copies of his songs including the one firstly composed at the age of 20 and the last one written when he was 91 years old.

    Nowadays, the house is also opened as a Thai musical school every weekend.

    Besides, on second Sunday of February every year there will be a ceremony of showing respect to Thai musical teachers which is free of charge.

    How to get there; By bus- number 32,33. For more information, please contact 0 2968 9498 press 0 or 0 2527 5257.
    Last edited by dirtydog; 21-04-2009 at 12:11 AM.

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