Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum ‘See all gorgeous ceramic artworks.’
If you visit Lampang, you can also have a chance of visiting some nice museum too. This museum is a must-go one, Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum.
The Dhanabadee ceramic museum was established by Phanasin Dhanabadeesakul, as he wanted to preserved the history of his ancestor. His ancentor was the first person who built a ceramic factory in Lampang.
There, you will find many gorgeous ceramic works, but, mostly, you will find the ones with ‘chicken painting’ on. Surely many people have seen or used ceramic products of this pattern. Most houses have them. They can even be called ‘a legend ceramic world’.
If you want to know the origin of chicken-painting ceramic, you will find the answer at this museum. However, long story short, the product has been created for decades. At first, there weren’t any industrial machine that could make things go faster. Each piece of product was hand-made. As time went by, some machines were invented and that has helped the procedures go faster. More of those chicken-painting ceramic have been put on sale. They’re just popular.
At the Dhanabadee ceramic museum, you will find many different zones. There are photos, texts, drawings, products, factory zones etc. There is a restaurant and a souvenir shop too. You will have fun with your full-time learning. This is a worthy experience for you.
How to get there
Dhanabadee ceramic museum is located in Phra Bhat District, Muang County, Lampang province. To get there, just drive along the super highway that will lead you to Chiangrai. Turn right at the airport intersection, in order to reach Phra Bhat Road. Then turn left to the block Phra Bhat 1. Finally, you can turn left to Wat Chong Kham Road and get into the block Dhanabadee. You can contact travel agency in Chiang Mai to arrange the private tour for your group.
The temple has twenty Chedis is its compound, each made in the combined Lanna-Burmese style. A Chiang Saen-style bronze Buddha statue is also enshrined here, commonly referred to as “Phra Chao Than Chai” by the local people. The door panels of the Ubosot are of ancient vintage with elaborate design.
The temple is divided into two sections; Pong Sanuk Nua (North) and Pong Sanuk Tai (South). You will notice that one section of the temple is built on a mound. The highlight is Mon Doi, a replica of Mount Sumeru that is a location of Wihan Phrachao Phan Ong. The wooden Wihan was built in the form of a mondop with a three-tiered roof. On the roof’s ridge above all four porches is situated a small wooden replica castle covered with perforated galvanized sheet, which symbolises the four continents around Mount Sumeru.