Giant frog museum in Thailand
Thailand has some unique buildings, like the Elephant tower and Robot building in Bangkok.
This unique museum, Paya Kun Kak Museum, is unlike any other building you’d see – it’s a 19-metre high frog building that houses around 500 species of the amphibians. The frog-shaped complex is in Yasothon Public Park, which is located in the Northeastern province of Yasothon.
Inside Paya Kun Kak Museum
Built in 2015, this giant red frog building is five stories high – the building somewhat mimics Gamabunta, the summoned chief toad from the Naruto anime series.
This museum also includes a balcony where you can check out the view of Lam Thuan Reservoir.
Thailand’s National Science Museum’s intention with the project is to immerse people in the ecosystem of toads and frogs.
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Inside of Paya Kun Kak museum, every level displays different exhibits:
First level: a 4-dimensional theatre that delivers media on Yasothon traditions
Second level: Displays of different species of toads and frogs
Third level: Displays Yasothon tradition and folklore
Fourth level: Displays directions and details of Yasothon tourist attractions
Fifth level: The whole floor consists of a viewpoint
Frog museum in Yasothon
Next to the museum building, there are statues of dancing ladies in traditional Yasothon dresses – the purpose of the figures is to convey little parts of Yasothon culture to the public.
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Yasothon Public Park also boasts another mammoth statue – one of a gold Naga surfing through the waters.
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Visit this mega frog
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Thailand’s truly the land of smiles because the country’s own science team is very creative in their ways of attracting visitors: a frog museum in the shape of a frog. It seems like a building like no other and can be compared to an anime inflated balloon.
Paya Kun Kak Museum
Address: Nai Mueang, Mueang Yasothon District, Yasothon 35000
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10AM – 4PM, Sat – Sun: 9AM – 5PM
Entrance fees: ฿40 (~USD1.30) for adults, ฿20 (~USD0.65) for kids
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