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Juan Pooh Wah Changwad Nakornpathom museum (Nakornpathom’s provincial governor’s official residence museum)
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Operating day : Wednesday - Sunday

Operating time : 09.00 - 17.00

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Nakhon Phanom
Category : Museums

HistoryOriginally, the residence was a personal property of Lord Adulyadejsiammaysuanpakdeepiriyapaha (Aui Nakorntup), lieutenant governor of Udornthani monthon and the first governor of Nakhonpanom province. The building was constructed between 1912 – 1914 by a Vietnamese builder. Both the upper and lower storeys have no support column as the structure was built using wood joinery technique. Later, in 1927, Lord Adulyadej sold the building to The Ministry of Interior at a price of 20,000 Baht.  It was then used as the official residence for successive Nakornpanom’s provincial governors. Between 12 and 13 December 1955, the building was used as a residence for His Majesty the King Rama IX and Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit who were visiting Thai people in Northeastern region. Today, Thailand’s Fine Arts Department has registered Juan Pooh Wah museum as an Archaeological site and Nakornpanom’s main museum.Juan Pooh Wah museum is a prominent example of architecture in Nakornpanom. It exhibits fine western architectural style as the design was influenced by French architecture during Indochina wars.The museum’s entrance is an arch door with a lunette on top and the roof does not slope sharply. Despite its old age, the building is so well-preserved that its original beauty can still be seen.The museum has been improved to be an important historical attraction of Nakornpanom and has an “Pictures tell tales” exhibition, which uses pictures to portray the history of the province. “Nakornpanom…Once upon a time” exhibition:Zone 1: Telling the tales of the city…Once upon a time…NakornpanomZone 2: “Old pictures telling tales.” Displays old picture that tell the history and memories of Nakornpanom province.Zone 3: Pohr Mueng hall of fame, displaying the history of the building and the line of Nakornpanom’s governors.Zone 4: Cutural Diversity, displaying the traditions that empower the cultures and the bond between Thai people and Laos people of the Khong river banks.Zone 5: When They Still Travel, displaying gratitude and praises toward missions of His Majesty the King IX and Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit.Zone 6: The Night Stay, which is the room His Majesty the King IX and Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit stayed during the mentioned occasion.Zone 7: The People Hail the Monarchs, displaying the information of their visit in12 and 13 December 1955.Zone 8: Follow the Steps, displaying the 5 codes of conduct from His Majesty the King IX’s and Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit’s intentions to improve the well-being of Thai people and preserve the local wisdoms.Zone 9: The Record of Sanga Chantarasakha, one of the previous provincial governors of Nakornpatom. He occupied the position during 1958 to 1965. This is an excerpt of his dairy on the preparation to receive the monarchs’ visit in in12 and 13 December 1955.Zone 10: the zone for temporary exhibitions.   How to reachTravel from the previous Nakornpathom provincial governor’s official residence by Sunthornwijit road (the road alongside the Khong River), Naimueang sub-district, Mueang district, NakornPanom province.The museum opens on Wednesday to Sunday and on holidays from 09.00 am – 17.30 pm. Tel. 08 5853 8503For more information, please contact Nakornpanom’s Tourism Authority of Thailand office. Tel. 04 2513 4901    

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