Ban Sao Nak – Lampang

Ban Sao Nak

Ban Sao Nak is an impressive teak-wood structure on pillars, which is more than 100 years old. The house was built in 1985, and today serves as a museum exhibiting many products that provide a glimpse into the local life and culture of the time.

Ban Sao Nak means the house on many pillars; the building integrates Lanna and Burmese styles as the house is made entirely of teak wood and its foundations and roof are supported by 116 pillars.

The terrace design is Burmese and the roof as well as the rest of the structure are Lanna styled.

The structure was built back in the days of king Rama 5 by a wealthy Burmese merchant named Maung Chan Ong. Today, it functions as a private museum that educates visitors of the local art and culture that was typical of the time.  

Inside the structure you’ll find various exhibits representing the time – ceramics, furniture, pictures, tools, fabrics and more.

In the entrance to the main building there’s a lovely little garden along with a smaller structure that once served as a barn. In between the wooden pillars supporting the house, there are carriages of the time.