Ban Sao Nak Lampang ‘Nice wooden houses with gorgeous decoration items’

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If you’re in love with old things, then you probably want to visit Ban Sao Nak in Lampang.

Ban Sao Nak is a tourist attraction, which is well-known because of its unique architecture style. The special thing of this house is that it is the architecture with the combination of Myanmar and Lanna Style. The balcony is influenced by Myanmar architecture; whereas, the roof and the general structure is built in Lanna style. There is a 133-year-old Saraphi tree (Mammea Siamensis) at the front of the house.

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Inside thoses houses, there are ancient utentils, decoration items, and artworks. It displays ancient appliances which were used in northern people’s lifestyle in the past; for example, the support on an elephant or Chao Luang Lampang’s seat on the elephant’s neck, ancient casket, machine for creasing cloth, iron coffer, lacquer ware, silverware, and silver Lanna container of areca nut. In addition, there are the picture of Chao Dara Rasami and the picture of the first generation of the house owner on the wall. There is also a Lanna granary outside and nearby the house. These stuffs are displayed everywhere in the house, waiting for the visitors to study and admire.

It’s in fact a kind of museum. It was built in the year 1895 by a wealthy vendor named ‘Mhong Chang Ong’. The area is medium-large. There are gardens. You can have a sightseeing around there first, take some nice selfies. Then you can get into the wooden houses. You are allow to take admire those items there. You can take photos. But just be careful not to touch anything, especially those made from ceramic, porcelain, or glass.

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You will feel as if you’re travelling back through time.

If you’re exhausted, you can sit relaxedly and buy some ice cream or food.

Baan Sao Nuk museum is available everyday from 10:00-17:00. The admission fee is 30 Baht. To get further details, you may visit the page www.facebook.com/Bansaonak or contact bannsaonak116@hotmail.com

How to get there

Ban Sao Nak museum is in the heart of Lampang. Therefore, you may want to start there, then cross Rassadapisek Bridge. After that, turn right at the intersection of Rassada Market. Keep going until you find the sign that tell you the right direction to the museum. The sign should makes you continue straight and turn left at another intersection.

Nearby Places

The iconic Ratchadapisek Bridge in Lampang crosses the Wang River. It is also known as Ratchada or White Bridge. At this location a wooden bridge was constructed in 1894 to honour the 25th anniversary of the accession of the throne by King Rama V or Chulalongkorn.

Kad Kong Ta is one of the most interesting things to do in Lampang is to walk along the Old Market Road which follows the Wang River between Ratchadapisek Bridge and the Riverside Guest House.