Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum ‘Educational Tour and Fun Time Painting’
Know those popular ‘chicken-patterned bowls’? Track their history at Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum
Most everyone know ‘chicken-patterned’ ceramic bowls. They’re very popular. Most every houses must have some. Many restaurants use them. They’re simply beautiful.
You may have seen or used them for a very long time, but do you even know their origin? Do you know how they’re made or what became of them?
If you’re a big fan of these lovely bowls, you may want to learn more about their history. And, Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum is where you will find all necessary answers.
Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum is a museum in Lampang, which was established by Phanasin Dhanabadeesakul, whose ancestors were the first group that built a ceramic factory in Lampang.
The museum shows many pieces of ceramic artworks and, of course, production zones. At production zones, you will see how those ceramic bowls are made. After all, Lampang is known as ‘town of ceramic’. As soon as you visit this museum, you will know that it’s real.
Those popular chicken-patterned bowls are also based in Lampang. There are many exhibitions of them at the museum.
According to the information, chicken-patterned ceramic bowls were started about 60 years ago. At first, when Ruamsamakkee Factory, the first ceramic factory of Lampang, was established, production wasn’t launched easily, as there weren’t hi-tech industrial machines. However, chicken-patterned bowls have been popular. Later, even Ruamsamakkee Factory was closed, Dhanabadee Factory was established instead. Still, chicken-patterned have been best sellers. There patterns have been developed. The production has been modernized. Everything has been better and better.
You will learn their history through real bowls, photos, texts, and cute figures. There are also a souvenir shops. Therefore, if you want to purchase some chicken-patterned bowls for yourself, just get inside and choose your favourite ones.
Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum is open everyday, from 9:00-17:00. For further details, you can visit www.dhanabadee.com.
How to get there
Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum is located in Phra Bhat District, Muang County. Just use the super highway that leads you to Chiang Rai. When you find the intersection of the airport, just turn right to reach Phra Bhat Road. Find the block Phra Bhat 1 and move your car in there. Finally, turn left to Wat Chong Kham Road and you will find Dhanabadee Block. If you do not have car, you can contact your hotel or travel agency in Chiang Mai to arrange the car rental with driver for you.
Opening hours and Entrance fee : Opens daily from 9 am until 5 pm. The museum entrance costs THB 100 per adult and THB 60 per child.
Note : Not accessible for wheelchair user
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