Chiang Mai Philatelic Museum
Museum housed in the building of the
former central post office of
correspondingly located on Thanon Praisanih (ถนนไปรษณีย์),
i.e. ‘Post Road’, across the street of Rim Ping police station, where
traffic offenders have to go to pay their tickets, and adjacent to the
Northern Telecoms of
Thailand Museum (fig.)
and the new office building of the
Thailand Post. The museum
was established on 18 November 1990 by initiative of the Fine Arts
Department, in order to exhibit paraphernalia related to
the history of the evolution of the
Thai postal service, including radio and telegraphy equipment, as well
as Thai stamps and enlarged reproductions thereof (fig.).
The historic building by the
retains it quaint atmosphere from a previous era, yet is still alive
with the love of stamps and of course the tools of the trade.
There are showcases with
important Thai postage
stamps, including the First Day Cover of the opening of the Chiang Mai
Philatelic Museum in 1990 (fig.).
its courtyard, that doubles
as a car parking, it features a collection of ancient and contemporary
postboxes. In Thai, the
museum is known as
Praisanih Yakon Chiang Mai (พิพิธภัณฑ์ตราไปรษณียากรเชียงใหม่).