Probably the smallest national museum in Thailand, the Maha Viravong National Museum (พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติมหาวีรวงศ์) occupies one little room on the grounds of Wat Suttha Chinda in central Khorat city, 350 meters south of the Thao Suranari Monument.
Most of the artifacts come from the private collection of Somdej Phra Maha Viravong (Oun Tisso), the temple’s former abbot. And since they were generally just given to him by locals, most of the Khmer antiquities are “providence unknown.” In 1927 he passed everything onto the Fine Arts Department, which put it on display here, along with some other objects, in 1954.
As of November 2018, these are all the Khmer artifacts from a known temple ruin on display.
Prang Ku Krathin (ปรางค์คืกระถิน) – Amphoe Non Sung, Nakhon Ratchasima
Prang Phakho (ปรางค์พะโค) – Amphoe Chok Chai, Nakhon Ratchasima
Prasat Hin Non Ku (ปราสาทหินโนนกู่) – Amphoe Sung Noen, Nakhon Ratchasima
Prasat Phanom Rung (ปราสาทหินพนมรุ้ง) – Amphoe Chaloem Phra Kiat, Buriram
Prasat Hin Phanom Wan (ปราสาทหินพนมวัน) – Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima
Prasat Muang Khaek (ปราสาทเมืองแขก) – Amphoe Sung Noen, Nakhon Ratchasima
Details – 9am-4pm Wed-Sun, 50/10B foreigners/Thais, 044-242958
Location – Wat Suttha Chinda, Tambon Nai Mueang, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Ratchasima Province