Dragon Descendants Museum

Suphan Buri

Celebrate this Chinese New Year at the newly opened Dragon Descendants Museum in Suphan Buri Province. The museum is the latest attractions in the province located 200 km northwest of Bangkok. The 300 million baht museum is built in a shape of a huge fiberglass cloud dragon spraying water measuring 135m long, 35m high and 18 m wide adjacent to the city pillar shrine. It is beautifully and elegantly constructed and the brightly coloured dragon looks alive as if it just descended from heaven to usher in the New Year.

Using the latest interactive computer technology, it focuses on 5000 years of Chinese history and the migration of Chinese clans from China to neighbouring countries such as Thailand, where they established their roots and successful business empires. Inside the Dragon’s body, there is a total of 20 multimedia rooms and each room tells an exciting story about the history of the Chinese civilization which goes all the way to the creation of the planet earth to the emperors of the different dynasties.

The heavenly beast is visible from a distance in the city and it took 10 years of planning. Khun Banharn Silpa-archa used to be the prime minister of Thailand back in 1996; he decided that he would build a unique museum to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the People’s Republic of China and Thailand since 1995.

The objectives of the museum:

* To celebrate the good relation between Thailand and China
* To serve as a centre for Education and research studies on the most updated history of Chinese civilizationin Thailand and the neighboring provinces
* To serve as a place that establishes important virtues for youths in Thailand
* To serve as a tourist attraction in Suphan Buri , to help in publicity for the province and to help generate income for the locals
* To serve as the pride of the Thai-Chinese population residing in Thailand

With the generosity and support of the local business and community, the museum is completed in 600 amazing days and a new city icon for Suphan Buri Province.

Guided tour starts every hour between 10.00am and 4.00pm and each tour only cater to 20-25 pax and last about an hour or more.

Admission Charges:
Thai Adult (299 THB) and Foreigner (499 THB)
Thai Child (149 THB) and Foreigner (299 THB)
Open from Wednesday to Sunday and also on public holidays

Getting There:
The shortest route is 100km from Bangkok. Take the provincial highway 340 BKK-Suphan Buri,

Contact information :
TAT Suphan Buri Office, Tel. 66 (0) 3553 6030
TAT Call Center 1672