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Wow Yes, recommended

Helpful staff, lots of interaction with exhibits. A nice place for everyone even if you don't like... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SweetChilliDip
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Great place with children

A lot if interaction with creatures my kids were very happy. Staff were friendly and let the... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
gabriela20091212
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Nice, France
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The elephant visits were all booked out, i didn't want to watch Tigers or monkeys doing tricks and so we went her as my child was interested, she was the brave one to hold the scorpion and I think it is worth a half day visit. Go to the Elephant Poo Poo paper park just down the road and make paper and learn about that as well, eat lunch at a road side stall and its all worth the tuck tuck trip :-)

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

It was cool to see all the big bugs of Thailand. Some were alive and some dead. However, I would say it is really not worth the money.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The name is a bit misleading, it is more of a museum than a zoo, since 99,9% of the insects are in display cases - don't be put off by that, it just means you can see them a whole lot better than if they were crawling around. I am not an expert on insects, but I think you would be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive and visitor friendly layout and display. Siam also has a walk through butterfly section which is easily beaten by 9 out of 10 of the butterfly attractions around the world, but overall it was well worth the visit, and the staff were very eager to pass on information and ensure that guests have a good experience.

Thank Magweba
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I was abit hesistant coming here but we actually really liked the place. A great setup and really informative. Bugs bugs bugs big bugs little bugs .... so interesting. You get to see all of the poisonous stuff too. The leaf insects are amazing and it reaffirms clever these little creatures are and how beautiful nature really is.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We visited without too many expectations, but we left positively impressed. Among all the nearby big "attractions" with their loads of buses and tourists, this small museum is a refreshing island of tranquillity. The first half of the tour is a visit to 3-4 rooms full of pinned insects of all kinds, from all parts of the world and in all sizes. It is a very serious collection, with decent english captions. However, the rooms are not well lit and some of the displays reach up to the ceiling meaning you cannot really have a good look.
The second part of the visit takes you to a butterfly garden: it might not be large or very manicured, but we found it quiet, luxuriant, and with more butterflies than you can count. Unlike other similar gardens, in this one the colorful lepidoptera seem very much at ease among the (very few) people and you can stare at them from your nose's length.
After that, you can enjoy viewing about 20 tanks and pods with live insects (e.g. huge tarantulae, scorpions, stick and leaf insects). The two of us were guided by a very kind attendant that put many of them in our hands. Overall, an interesting 1&1/2 hour flew by. I didn't notice signs of dirt mentioned in other reviews and the staff was very kind.
On the down side: the admission is a steep 200 Baht: to put it in context that is double the cost of the zoo in Chiang Mai. There is a small souvenir shop outside with some interesting jewelry, but the food does not extend beyond snacks, instant noodles and the usual bottled drinks.

Thank Andrea R
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