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An adventure isn’t worth telling if there aren’t any dragons in it.― Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance
The theme of dragons in Thailand is not new, but we always excited to visit our next dragon building. It happened that we have never heard of the Dragon Descendants Museum before. In fact, when we arrived in Suphanburi, we knew practically nothing about this city at all, because even local websites do not often show places around Suphanburi province. On the way, when we were driving for two hours, we noticed a huge dragon.
First of all, we were surprised to find out that the “Dragon building” is not a temple, but a Chinese museum. The museum is telling visitors stories of early Chinese settlers in Thailand. Secondly, there are several other interesting places around, which are combined into a whole complex. Which makes it a great option to not just explore but to get lunch or breakfast.
To better understand what to expect from the Dragon Descendants Museum, let’s say that the entire project the Dragon Paradise Park Suphanburi can be divided into three parts:
- Dragon Descendants Museum
- Suphanburi City Pillar Shrine
- Replica of a Chinese village with local food vendors, restaurants, and cafes.
The building Dragon Descendants Museum is amazing, but we were unable to get inside due to the museum being closed on Monday and Tuesday. We have heard that inside, visitors can watch movies as well as wander around Chinese statues and other cultural artifacts. Admission for Thais is 299 baht, while foreigners have to fork out 499 baht. On the Internet, many tourists complain about such unfair prices.
But don’t be sad, there is a beautiful Chinese Temple around this building, which is right next to the entrance to the Dragon Museum. The building itself can be contemplated from different angles and walk around the well-kept park. If you are not interested in the museum, the rest of the Dragon Paradise Park Suphanburi is free.
If you are curious about Dragon Descendants Museum building, it is 135 meters long and 35 meters high. The project Dragon Paradise Park Suphanburi was built in 600 days by a local Chinese businessman. In total, he was planning this project for over 10 years. His idea was to show and tell the story of the Chinese heritage of the last 5000 years. We can’t say if he succeeded, but overall, we had a good time, having time to take pictures with the dragon, eat noodle soup at a local restaurant, and even relax in a cafe.
What do you guys think about this place? Would you like to explore the Dragon Descendants Museum and around?
📍 Location: https://goo.gl/maps/HyfnH4dkap3eetKy9
🏠 Address: 491/1 ไร่ฝ้าย Rai Fai Rd, Rua Yai, Mueang Suphan Buri District, Suphan Buri 72000
🕒 Hours: 8 am – 6 pm, Saturday – Sunday 8 am – 5 pm. Closed Monday – Tuesday.
☎️ Phone: +6635526211