The Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park is certainly one that has to be visited when in Chiang Rai. The beauty of the displays of artefacts here as well as the general aura of tranquillity and artistry here will surely take your very breath away. The Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park is of the places that you can indeed visit with your family as you stay at a centrally located hotel Chiang Rai has such as Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort to create wonderful memories, well seasoned with the beauty and essence of tradition and culture that has been preserved for generations.
The Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park was originally known as the Rai Mae Fah Luang, and used to house the first office of the Thai Hill Crafts Foundation. Here you will see a wonderful collection of folk art as well as teak artefacts hailing from the Lanna Kingdom. The collection that is found here is also known to be the largest of its kind to be found in the region.
Visited by countless tourists from all over the world, the Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park has won the Thailand Tourism Award in the year 2006 in the category of Arts and Culture, given its prominence as an outstanding tourism destination in the land. This and the number of tourists who visit the place all year round attest to the grandeur and glory that the place so richly possesses.
The Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park is also a renowned education attraction in the city providing ample insights into the art and culture of the Lanna Kingdom. Here you will find an extensive collection of Lanna artefacts as well as architecture including the Golden Pavilion or the “Haw Kham” which was a building that was built and presented to the Princess Mother to commemorate her 84th birthday by the people of Chiang Rai. The appeal of this place is certainly immense and a visit is indeed recommended to all who love the art and culture of the beautiful Thailand.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.
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