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PHIMAI NATIONAL MUSEUM. Phimai National Museum is situated on Tha Songkran Rd. Phimai District Nakhon Ratchasrima Province. This museum is the center of cultural heritage in Northeastern Thailand, emphasizing artifacts from lower Isan. There is a big pond in front of the museum. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • PHIMAI NATIONAL MUSEUM Phimai National Museum is situated on Tha Songkran Rd. Phimai District Nakhon Ratchasrima Province. This museum is the center of cultural heritage in Northeastern Thailand, emphasizing artifacts from lower Isan. There is a big pond in front of the museum.

  • Many interesting art objects belong to Dvaravati and Khmer art style. The Dvaravati art style can be seen on Sima or Boundary Stone while the Khmer art style is evident in stone carving of lintels and pillars.

  • 1. Phimai2. Lintels3. Traces of society and tradition4. Conservation of isan culture5. Cultural origins6. Early Communities7. Khmer cultural influences8. The last of Khmer Influences9. Isan the northeast of Thailand

  • GROUND FLOOR Shows the Archaeology and history of Phimai from 11th 13th centuries.

  • SECOND FLOOR Shows the development of communities in the lower isan from prehistoric to recent periods.

  • OUTDOOR Displays sandstone in the construction of Khmer temples such as Prasat Phimai.

  • THE HIGHLIGHT ANTIQUESStone StatueKing Jayavarman VII ofAngkor Thom(Chey Puth = Victory Buddha) The last Grate Khmer Kings. He built Angkor thom and the Bayon at Angkor, Cambodia. 13th century A.D. Sandstone. From Prang Phromathat, Phimai Historical Park.

  • Sima Stone(Boundary Stone) For a religious rite area. Dvaravati art style. 9th 10th centuries A.D. Sandstone. From Kaset Sombun District. Chaiyaphum Province.

  • Buddha Sheltered by a seven-headed naga Sandstone. Bayon art style. 13th century A.D. From the Main Tower, Prasat Phimai. Phimai Historical Park.

  • Shiva Hindu god of destruction, but also of rebirth. Baphoun art style. 11th century A.D. Bronze. From Prasat Sra Khumphaeng Yai, Si Sa Ket Province.

  • Lintel depicting the churningof the ocean of milk Sandstone. Angkor Wat art style. 12th century A.D. From Prasat Ku Suan Taeng, Buri Ram Province.