National Museum of Phimai



The National Museum of Phimai is a museum of art, archeology and history of Thailand located in Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province. It is near the Phimai Historical Park. It was created in 1964.

It was originally an open-air museum, dedicated to the ancient art and architecture of Isaan. Most of the objects come from excavations carried out on the site of Prasat Hin Phimai, but also from other sites of the provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Buriram, Surin and Sisaket. In 1989, the Department of Fine Arts carried out the project of making the National Museum of Phimaï conform to the standards of international museums. Funding was provided by a royal project and an army project (called the North East Green), three new adjoining buildings were built to house the collections and gardens were developed. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided at the inauguration ceremony of the new complex on August 4, 1993.

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