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Chiang Mai National Museum

Superhighway northwest of the Old City near Wat Jed Yod, Chiang Mai, Thailand
05322-1308
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Ranked #69 of 114 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Exhibits are poorly maintained and poorly described. No air conditioning makes for an unpleasant visit. Didn't learn anything really interesting about Chiang Mai

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Shanghai, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

A nice regional museum that has a well layed out timeline of the history of the region. Some nice archeological items, old photos, etc. Description panels in Thai and English. It is a little out of town on the "superhighway" ring road. Costs 100 baht (US$3) entry. No cameras allowed. If you visit it, be sure to go to nearby... More

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