The two-month Candlelight Museum, inaugurated in December last year, is the first-ever exhibition of its kind. It features hundreds of candles that are lit to spectacularly illuminate the exquisite ancient wooden candlesticks, crafts and artefacts.
The Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park opens daily (except Monday) from 10.00-22.00 hrs. Between this December and January, the Candlelight Museum will start from 17.00 hrs. with special Lanna performances on weekends and public holidays at 19:30 and 20:30 hrs.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recommends international and local tourists to visit this special Candlelight Museum, as well as many attractions and points of interests Chiang Rai has to offer.
Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT Governor said, “Visitors to Chiang Rai should not miss this one-of-a-kind exhibition. While marvelling at the many ancient artefacts of Lanna culture, visitors will also be impressed with the romantic atmosphere around the Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park as the candles are lit to illuminate the entire premises.”
The 150-rai Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park is one of Thailand’s largest collections of ancient artefacts of Lanna culture, some aged several hundred years. The Park houses three main buildings: Haw Kham (Golden Pavilion), which displays a collection of ancient Lanna art and teak artefacts, Haw Kham Noi, which houses 19th-century mural paintings, and Haw Kaew and Sala Kaew, which feature permanent and rotating teak wood exhibitions.
Visitors can also visit nearby attractions under the Doi Tung Development Project including: Doi Tung Royal Villa, which was built in 1990 to celebrate the 90th birthday of the late Princess Mother; Mae Fah Luang Garden, which features a beautiful garden of cold climate flowers and indigenous flora of Doi Tung; and the Hall of Inspiration, where the exhibition covers the story of the Mahidol Family (of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej).
Mr. Thawatchai added, “In addition, Chiang Rai is a land of outstanding cultural and natural wonders, and visitors should not miss the chance to explore the pristine natural beauty of the countryside, immerse in the indigenous culture, and check out the golden triangle, where Thailand, Lao PDR., and Myanmar come together.”