Kamphaeng Phet National Museum
The KamphaengPhet National museum houses ancient objets d’art and artifacts from different eras such as the Rattanakosin and Lop Buri eras. Fascinating displays of ancient ornaments range from reliefs, earthenware designs, and heads of Buddha statues to sculptures of celestial beings used to decorate pagoda or Chedi bases. A bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva, whose head and hands were removed during the reign of King Rama V, has been restored to its former glory and can also be viewed at the museum. The KamphaengPhet National Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9.00 am-4.00 pm. Admission is 100 baht. For more information, call 0 55711570 or visit www.thailandmuseum.com.