Museum of Petrified Wood
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Operating day: Tuesday - Sunday
Operating time: 09.00 - 16.00
Northeastern Museum of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources is situated at 184 Mu 7, Ban Krok Duean Ha, Mittraphap – Nong Pling Road, Tambon Suranari. To get there: Take Highway No. 304 (Nakhon Ratchasima – Pak Thong Chai Road) for 16 kilometres, turn right at Km. 121 into the Suranari University of Technology (Gate 2) for 2 kilometres and turn left into the Mittraphap – Nong Pling city bypass for another 1 kilometre.
This is the first museum of its kind in Thailand and one out of seven in the world. It exhibits a collection of large pieces of petrified wood of approximately 800,000 – 320 million years old, video presentation on the Origin of the Earth and Evolution of Life, and petrified wood garden that imitates the topography of the Mun – Chi basins.
There is also a museum of 8 out of 42 genera of primitive elephants found around the world, which include Gomphothere, Deinothere, and Shovel-tusked Gomphothere (aged approximately 16 – 5 million years ago), as well as fossils of various animals like giant turtle, gharial, and ape (new species of the world). Open daily during 9 am. – 5 pm. For further information, call 0 4421 6617. For a group visit, please contact in advance.
How to get there Take Highway No. 304 (Nakhon Ratchasima – Pak Thong Chai Road) for 19 kilometres, turn right at Km. 121 into the Suranari University of Technology (second gate) for 2 kilometres and turn left into the Mittraphap – Nong Pling city bypass for 1 kilometre.
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