Roi Et Travel Guide :
The Roi Et National Museum
| The Roi Et National Museum was established in the year 1997. In 1993 Thailand's Department of Fine Arts enforced a policy to see that museums in were established in all provinces. Therefore, Dr Goh Swasdipanich took up the initiative and set up the Roi Et National Museum.
When the museum was initially established, it was used to showcase the art and craft of weaving of the local Buddhist community. The museum was called Isan Textile Museum. However, today the exhibits have expanded beyond textile. When you visit the Roi Et National Museum, you will be able to see some beautiful exhibits on the history, geography, archaeology and geology of the region. The history of the area is explained in a very unique manner by using models of historical events. In addition, you can also admire the day-to-day live of the people of Roi Et along with their artwork and handicrafts.
The museum has 6 areas of exhibits. The first floor of the museum is used to showcase geology, geography and history of the province. Here you can also see exhibits that hail and commemorate national level artists and historical figures. The second floor is completely devoted to history of art in the province and regional archaeology. While the third floor is for seeing exhibits on textile, arts and crafts and the life of the people of Roi Et.
The Roi Et National Museum should be part of your travel itinerary when visiting northeastern part of Thailand. The museum is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Admission fee is 30 Baht. Do not forget to visit the bookstore in the museum to pick some excellent books on Thailand and Roi Et.