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Lanna Folklife Museum

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Visit a few wats and then come here

Excellent primer on Lanna buddhism. A visit here will help you make sense of what you see in... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2019
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Interesting museum

Only a small museum in a stunnng building. Lanna folklife Museum details the history of Chiang Mai... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2019
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Prapokkloa Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 217 793
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 3 museums on the block, I would say the lanna folk life museum was the least interesting one. It was also the last one we did and by that time we had read everything at least once and maybe even 3 times.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

I would suggest that you plan half a day, buy a ticket for three museums that are all close to each other, this one plus Chiangmai cultural center and Chiangmai museum. It’s only 180baht for all three. The folklife museum focuses on local Buddhism and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

Excellent primer on Lanna buddhism. A visit here will help you make sense of what you see in temples and some local practices. It's not too in depth so doesn't take too long or require a lot of reading (English descriptions available). Currently 90 baht...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019

Only a small museum in a stunnng building. Lanna folklife Museum details the history of Chiang Mai and the life of its people through history. Displays are in excellent condition although oddly most are not dated. Cost for entry is 90 baht but if you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

We did this on our first day, and in retrospect, should have made it later, as we were all adjusting to travel. Nevertheless, this place is chock-full of information about the origins of this part of the country, including models of the actual homes and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

apart from the museum, I enjoyed the souvenir shop and especially the small comfortable coffee shop for a cool drink. The intriguing wooden puzzles there were the best part of the whole visit!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Lanna Folklife Museum covers Buddhist art, rituals, paintings, sculptures which help us better understand local ceremonies.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank enikolova52
Reviewed May 22, 2019

Two floors and small but excellently arranged collection to give you a great historical background of Lanna history. Must go prior to all other activities.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank vamsally
Reviewed May 19, 2019

This is a really nice museum, well kept and organised. It develops on two floors and it gives lots of interesting information on the history and culture of Chiang Mai. It took us around 1 hour to visit all the rooms and we really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Giulia P
Reviewed April 29, 2019

One of Thailand's 'new' museums, completely brought up to date with state of the art displays and presentations. Two floors of well displayed items and pictures with much more information than before in a number of languages, including English. If you were to visit just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank chiangmaicharlies
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