RAI MAE FAU LUANG OVERVIEW
Originally set up by HRH The Princess mother in the 1970’s, Rai Mae Fah Luang was the home of the youth leadership project which provided education and training to hundreds of youths from the ethnic minorities in the north of Thailand. However, now that many of the hill tribe communities have their own schools in or closer to their villages, Rai Mae Fah Luang no longer serves as an educational institution. Now the grounds and its buildings serve as an art and cultural park displaying items and art from Lanna and Thai Culture.
One of the highlights of the park is the Haw Kham (Golden Pavilion) based on traditional Lanna architectural forms. The pavilion houses a display of ceremonial and sacred teakwood artifacts as well as the Phra Pra Toh wooden buddha image which was carved in the 17th century. A further pavilion, Haw Kham Noi houses a set of Lanna temple mural paintings.