Human Imagery Museum, Thailand

The Thai Human Imagery Museum is located in the outskirts of Bangkok, on the way to Nakhon Pathom. On our way to cha-am beach we decided to stop at the Human Imagery Museum. It took us only about an hour drive to reach the museum. The museum presents lively human sculptures created by a group of Thai artists headed by Archarn Duankaew. It took almost 10 years of hard work to build the human sculptures which are currently displayed in museum. The Thailand Human Imagery Museum presents stunning human sculptures including various characters and the general Thai life style and culture. Among the many figures includes respectable Buddhist Monks, former Kings of the Chakri Dynasty of Thailand, and the exerts from Thai Life and culture. To make it more attractive the Thai artists also made figures of famous international personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Indian nation, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of United States of America and Sir Winston Churchill, the greatest British prime minister.

There is something special about this Human Imagery Museum at Thailand. Unlike other human imagery museums, the sculptures at this Thai museum is not entirely wax. There is a reason for it. When Archarn Duankaew started his work by creating a wax mold pattern of Madam To-So, he found it very difficult to maintain due to the high temperature, moisture and dust conditions in Thailand. But Archarn Duankaew did not give up and started their research on an alternate material. Their research found its fruit when they came up with the idea of introducing fiber glass into the creation of wax-models. The Thai artists went further by taking pains to find out rare accessories used by the individuals and characters during their life.
The figures at Thailand Human Imagery Museum is amazingly close to real life characters and many a times even a closer look at the sculptures will not be enough for you to identify them as statues. Look at some of the photographs from the museum and you can find each individual hair was inserted into its own aperture on the head and body of the sculptures.
Human Imagery Museum at Thailand is opened for tourists and general public from 9:00am to 5:30pm during weekdays and on saturday and sunday the museum opens at 8:30 am and closes at 6:00pm. You can contact the museum authorities in the following address.
Human Imagery Museum Thailand
43/2 Moo 1,Pinklao-Nakhonchaisri Road, Km.31,
Nakhonchaisri, Nakhon Pathom -73120 Thailand
Telephone: 034-332061, 034-332607 or 034-332109