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Siam Insect Zoo

Address: 23/4 Mae Rim-Samoeng Rd | Tambon Mae Raem, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
Phone Number: 081 7466776
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Ranked #9 of 32 things to do in Mae Rim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Siam Insect-Zoo & Museum is a great place for famlies visiting Chiang Mai. The facility was...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Siam Insect-Zoo & Museum is a great place for famlies visiting Chiang Mai. The facility was renovated in 2010 and includes exhibits with insects ranging from caterpillars to beetles to butterflies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Whilst a little shabby and in need of renovations (which, to be fair, were ongoing when we visited), this is a fascinating little stop on the Mai Rim / Mai Sae loop. This is not so much because of the many displayed dead insects and butterflies, but the opportunity for the kids to get hands-on with several of the live... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I'm a 60+ kid, the Thai wife and I loved it. Children will love this place. My advise "take your time" so easy to miss some very exciting things. The staff are superb, they put you at ease with there enthusiasm and professionalism, even I handled the scorpions ! If I get time I will return before we leave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I went with little boys. They liked holding the insects. Their favorite activity of our time so far. Staff friendly. We were probably there for 90 minutes and they were entertained. Bring your own instant hand sanitizer so you can wash hands afterwards. They didn't have any soap.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is well worth the journey from Chiang Mai for any wildlife enthusiast of any level. The insect collection is vast, with interesting interpretation of the lives of insects. The butterfly garden gives you the chance to get close to many of Thailand's incredible species as well as their caterpillars and chrysalis's. There is also a chance to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

There are quite a number of insects and they allow visitors to touch most of it, only for 200 baht! We'll worth the visit. Will visit this again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is an informal insect zoo, kind of run down. What turns this 2 star experience into a 4 or 5 star experience is when they open the cages and put every sort of insect in your hand or on your arm, including giant butterflies. It was a blast. I didn't dream insects got so big. You have to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

In thailand due to conference with strong entomology theme, so taken here on a day trip. I'm sure this insect zoo is not well funded, but the insect collection and the knowledge of the staff was very impressive. The facility is a bit run down as to be expected in a country such as thailand, but it was a fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Came here with my four year old son. He loves insects. The displays are great and they let you handle lizards, bugs, scorpions, cook roaches, butterflies, stick insects. It's safe and the staff are great and the coffee is the best I have found in Chang Mai. Unlike a lot of the other attractions here they really seem to look... More 

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Beachmere, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We spent an interesting 90 minutes here and very worthwhile. There is a really extensive display of a huge variety of insects from all of the different types. Also they are breeding insects and have a 'petting zoo' where you can actually pick up and be photographed handling everything from Scorpions, Spiders, Caterpillars. The lady who showed us round was... More 

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you are into bugs you will love this place. Great for children and the staff are friendly and very informative. Bit expensive but can easily spend an hour looking at all the mounted specimens. About 30-40 mins from town 200 thb adult entrance

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