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“great for kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Siam Insect Zoo

Siam Insect Zoo
23/4 Mae Rim-Samoeng Rd | Tambon Mae Raem, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
081 7466776
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Mae Rim
Type: Specialty Museums, Zoos & Aquariums
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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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“great for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

the butterfly area is especially nice. the staff really take time to show all the live specimens and show you around. probably a little overpriced, but this is far more informative/useful than most of the tourist stuff around.

Visited December 2012
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“Great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

While the venue is a bit under what you expect for the entry fee, the staff make up the difference. They take care to show all the insects, including in the excellent butterfly section. Lots of interesting specimens, both live and preserved. Good for kids.

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“Wonderful little Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Even if you're not into insects like me, this zoo is a must see. It's wel set-up according to international standards. The butterfly garden is pretty and the ladies who guide you around are very informative. They took lots of time to tell us about each insect and my kids even got to hold some of them.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Fun but check the serious side out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a fascinating little museum which on the surface looks a lttle eccentric. However its great fun inside especially for kids and anyone not paranoid about insects (If you are a screamer when a beetle coes near you then you probably shouldnt be in Thailand anyway?)

Although small the museum s stuffed to the gunnels with every sort of creepy crawly imaginable. However under the surface is a secondary story of the couple who started it and run it today. We met Dr Rampa Rattanarithikul who with her husband Manop have studied and researched the mosquito and how to fight the scouge of Malaria. Their work goes back to the second would war and just after when they were enlisted by the Americans and one particular officer who first became their mentor. Since then they have been rightfully honoured in various countries for a lifetime spent finding ways to rid Thailand and other countriesof the scourge of malaria. It was fascinating to talk to Rampa while we visited the museum and you can see a hostory of their work and achivements in many of the exhibits. Even without meeting Rampa or Manop the museum is well worth a visit. Its 200bht admission but well worth the cost for leaning a little bit from people who's work has probably directly and indirectly saved countless lives!

Visited September 2012
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“Great collection that the children will love.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a very interesting museum as it displays the life work of a Thai couple and this comes across in the passion with which this collection has been put together. The main focus in on mosquitoes and will certainly give you some appreciation for this very annoying insect.

The museum has a lot of odd collections of wood and elephants and other fossils that the couple have collected over the years and this adds to the overall collections appeal. Much of what they have has come directly from Thailand and you won:t see these in other countries. Our daughter loved it.

Visited September 2012
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