Exploring Thai Human Imagery Wax Museum, Thailand

Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Today, I bring you to reflections of Thai art and culture by Thai artists.

Thai Human Imagery Museum is the first wax museum in Thailand, was born from spiritual power predestination of a group of Thai artists with the objectives of promotion, propagation and conservation of thai art, culture and custom which will benefit the study and research of youths.

Artist Duangkaew Phityakornsilp originally had the idea of this museum when he saw a guest pick up and bite a wax apple in his home “If a  wax  apple  can  fool the senses”, he thought, “then perhaps so would a wax  person” and indeed there have been many instances of the mannequins being address by unwitting onlookers.

Creating the figures presented a number of challenges. Thailand’s climate fobids the use of was as the main building material. A group of artists worked hard to bring life to every square inch of figures-sculpted with fiberglass from the skin texture and complexion with life – like blemishes to the implantation of individual hair strands and penetrating eyes with their perpetual moist look.

And, on  June 14, 1989, the Museum was opened by His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, Somdeeh Phra Yanasangvara.

Eeek… it was a lovely experience walking around a museum by yourself.

Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning. For more information, visit thaiwaxmuseum.com.

With love from Thailand!

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