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Chiang Mai National Museum

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Address: Superhighway northwest of the Old City near Wat Jed Yod, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Phone Number: 05322-1308
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Chiang Mai National Museum offers a peak into the area's native Lanna...
The Chiang Mai National Museum offers a peak into the area's native Lanna culture in the form of artifacts and artist exhibits. Ancient jewelry and pottery are showcased and each exhibit is written in both English and Thai.
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Don't even bother

You will spend a lot going to and from this place where many taxi drivers don't even know about it or the exact location. I got dumped off at the wat near the place as the taxi... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
ladystokes2015
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Pai, Thailand
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Pai, Thailand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

You will spend a lot going to and from this place where many taxi drivers don't even know about it or the exact location. I got dumped off at the wat near the place as the taxi driver apparently could not even read his own native language as I had it written in Thai. (National Museum) He still did not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My first impression of this place was good because the buildings in the museum complex are lovely and it's nicely landscaped. Unfortunately there wasn't much to see inside the museum itself. On the day of my visit the upstairs floor was off limits (I think it's being refurbished). Also some of the permanent exhibits from the ground floor were missing.... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It did give some useful information about this city. For example, I like the information that in the past, the Thai believe that each city had its own birthday and fate, or how the local habitats lived etc... By the way, the arrangement and display is quite boring and traditional. And it is not free.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The museum gave an interesting insight to Chiang Mai's history. There was a section where there were actual artifacts that weren't dug up yet, so that was pretty neat.

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Sao Paulo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It is a set of museum, composed by 3 small sections (you have to buy tickets to all, but the price is very accessible). The museums have nice displays, in multilanguages, so, you will have a nice idea about Thai and Chiang Mai history and local costumes. You will spend almost 30 minutes to see all the displays, and don't... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Museum is free to all that visit, it is not a lot to see and you can spend 90 minutes or so looking at the past history of ChangMai itself. Interesting artifacts and all signs are posted in Thai and English. Not really geared toward kids that will want more interactive exhibits but and great place to go for a... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We went there because we wanted to know more about the history of Lanna Kingdom. It was very informative. Being right in the middle of the old city, it was very easy to get to.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a spare afternoon so thought we'd see the museum based on a write up in a borrowed 2004 edition of Lonely Planet. The article noted that the admission was 30B and that the museum was undergoing some much needed renovations so we assumed they would have been completed by now. When we arrived, we found admission had been... More 

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Brisbane
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

For anyone wishing to learn more about the history, culture and archeological items you might like to check out the Chiang Mai Museum which is situated within the old city. Commentary is in many languages so makes it easy to understand what is being described. It cost less than 300 Baht for two of us to visit the 3 museums... More 

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

There was renovations going on but I loved the background, history portrail in the sculptures , paintings and artifacts.

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