Visiting Nan "Rangsri Kasem" in Nan
It is an about 100 years old school better known as "Nan Christian School". Be aware that the school is still in use with more as 2000 children. And has multiple buildings. There are also 2 the same looking old red buildings. The one you see in the photo is the old Girls School and is partly still in use. And partly it is turned into a museum of the history of the school and Nan city.
You can walk around yourself or ask for an guided tour by an ex-student. He speaks a bit of English. Entrance is free but there is an donation box at the entrance. I will start with some older photos & explanations from the building and then photos & explanations following the guided tour. Following are more photos and information about the old days of the school.
|Building as Step 1 + 2|
The building is build on fundaments of big (huge) stones. I wonder from where?
|Building as step 1 + 2 + 3 but not yet painted red|
So we started the guided tour in a small room in the right part of the building. It a small exhibition of "pre-historical" artefacts that proof that there have been people living in the area of Nan long before there was a Kingdom of Chiang Klang. And there are some artefacts from the old days of Nan city.
The history buff's might wonder why not some photos of the old days of Nan city. Well first of all I was not supposed to make photos at all. And secondly most photos had no point of recognising so they could be made anywhere. And something I learned during the guided tours is that during the 50's and 60's many old houses and buildings have been demolished. What a shame because there have been some beautiful colonial style buildings. And some beautiful Northern style wooden houses (of what are only a few left in town).
From there we did continue to the main building what is actually the entrance. This is a small exhibition of furniture from the missionary and information about the building itself.
|About the building itself|
|The entrance hall with some furniture|
|About the missionaries in Nan|
After that we went upstairs where were the classrooms. All rooms are decorated with photos. Some of daily life in Nan city but most about people connected to the school.
|Now I do hope that they had the table originally other way around|