via Pattaya Mail, 12 November 2020: The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue appears to be a private museum. The entry fee of 300 baht is quite hefty by local standards.
Thailand’s largest display of Buddhist art opened in Pattaya Wednesday, highlighting Buddhism’s role in Southeast Asian history.
Founder Somkiat Lopetcharat threw open the Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue’s doors on Soi Maikaen 19 with free entry for children under 150 centimeters tall and 300 baht for adults.
Managed by the Foundation of Promotion and Preservation of Thai Arts, the museum packages the artworks and Buddha images into exhibits centered around the history of regions and time periods.