Haripunchai National Museum ‘Take your kids out to learn history on holidays.’

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It’s a pity that many children nowadays barely care about history. History is a good thing to learn. Although it happened in the past, but we should know some parts of it and apply them to our present and future lives. It will do good.

Now, if you want your children to learn history, you may not want to just hand them a history book. No! They’re not gonna touch it for sure. Many children don’t like to read long, difficult book too. Therefore, if you want them to learn something, you better find another way.

And the better way for your children to learn history is, of course, to visit a museum. Children probably like to learn through a museum instead of a book, as they will see some real objects, not just boring texts.

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If you agree to this, then let’s grab your children’s hands and take them to a museum on your approaching holidays.

There are many museums that teach us history. And Haripunchai National Museum is something worthy of visiting. If you’re looking for a suggestion, then let’s go to this one.

Haripunchai National Museum is a museum of history in Lamphun. There are over 3,000 pieces of ancient items there! Wow!

These items were gather from various spots around Lamphun, including temples. They are divided into 4 different periods: pre-historic, Dvaravati-Haripunchai, Lanna, and Lanna restoration.

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The items consist of many things, for examples, utensils, carvings, amulets, tablets. There are many zones inside. You just have to walk around by yourself. There are ancient items, photos, and texts. Some items are stored inside glass cases, for their own safety. Anyway, for those items on the outside of cases, you shouldn’t touch them anyway. These stuffs are really old. You should always remind your children too.

Hariphunchai National Museum is open on Wednesday to Sunday, from 9:00-16:00. The admission fee is 20 Baht for a Thai tourist, but it will be 100 Baht for a foreign tourist. But if you’re children are in their school uniforms, they can get it for free.

How to get there 

The museum is located in Muang County. To get there, you may drive along the Highway No.1. Keep going until you reach Lamphun Province. But if you don’t have a car, you may get to Lamphun by a train first. Then you hire a tricycle or any public vehicle to give you a ride to the museum. If you have limit time and need to mange your own plan, we recommend you to book the car rental with driver.

Nearby Places 

This museum is also good to take your children to. You may get there after  finish touring Haripunchai National Museum. This one, Lamphun Community Museum is only about 160 metres away. It presents you the historic stories of Lamphun through many types of exhibitions, including those old things from decades ago, for examples, old-fashioned radios, old-fashion TVs etc.

Before you leave you may want to continue a little bit further, for about 700 metres, to pay respect to the monument of Camadevi, the first ruler of Haripunchai and a brave female warrior.