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Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum

29/21 Wisukasat Road, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Interesting museum of Thai life

This museum is set up to to show you various aspects of typical Thai life in the past... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
SteveS1970
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Local History Museum

This is an interesting museum located across the tracks from Phitsanulok’s city center. It is a 20... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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The Museum was founded by Sgt Maj Thawee, it comprises three buidings of fascinating memorobilia collected by the Sgt Major Thawee. Opposite the Museum is a foundary where they make Bronze Buddha Images. The entry fee for the museum is fifty baht for everyone and to inspect the factory there is no charge. The Sgt Major has made several Buddha Images and other statues around Phitsanulok. The City also houses a famous Buddha Image in Wat Yai and a fabulous coffee shop called "Coffee and More".
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29/21 Wisukasat Road, Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This museum is set up to to show you various aspects of typical Thai life in the past. Interestingly laid out with lots of nik naks and information cards. Across the road there is the foundry where they produce replicas of the Buddha for various...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting museum located across the tracks from Phitsanulok’s city center. It is a 20+ minute walk to the museum from the train station. The museum compound is comprised of five traditional Thai structures, each one housing the massive collection of tools, photographs,...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I will say first it really depends on what your into, I work as a carpenter and artisan so this quirky little museum was right up my street what they are attempting to do is archive the past traditions, lifestyles and crafts which are unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Sufficient economy in the future is important for the world.The Art of life against materialism.Everyone can do the best with local wisdom to safe the world.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was one of the highlights of our time in Phitsanulok. A very interesting and diverse collection of things from the last 100 years in Thailand. Not crowded, peaceful grounds, clear English and Thai descriptions of all the items.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Phitsanoluk has so much more to offer than I expected and this was a great stop to learn more about local culture in a friendly, quiet environment. Well worth the stop. Indoors in the hot weather too!

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Museum started by a couple that amassed tools, furniture etc. as used by local people with the idea to conserve some insight into old ways of life for posterity.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Look at your itinerary, and if the Folk Museum is not included, either get here in some free time, or INSIST they change the tour!! It's that good. Thank heavens there are people like the Sgt. Major with a passion to preserve the past for...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is private museum without any help from the government. The owner want to set this for education and share the knowledge to the public especially the new generation. For Thai it is so exciting to see many old local item which is forgotten in...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is truly an amazing collection, particularly considering that it is primarily the work of a single person. Good displays, with thoughtful notations in both Thai and English. Mostly things from everyday life in the area, household goods, tools, pottery, costumes, mockups of a kitchen...More

Thank Howard R
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