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“Great Museum with Lots of Fun, Educational and Modern Exhibits”

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Phu Wiang
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Owner description: Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum is a geological museum located 87 km northwest of Khon Kaen city.
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great attraction in a charming Isan community! Lots of exhibits in excellent English about the geology of Thailand, and the history of dinosaur fossil discovery in this region and beyond. I went with my wife and enjoyed myself, but this would also be an excellent (and educational!) stop with kids. As it stands now, the museums has two floors full of dinosaur fossil exhibits and life-size models, and when we went in June they were constructing a whole new exhibit that should be set by fall 2013 that will also feature moving, life size dinosaurs. Also has an awesome gift shop full of handmade dinosaur crafts and clothing from the local occupation groups.

Friendly staff, and only about 3K from the gate of the Phu Wiang National Park, where you can hike short nature trails and check out the fossil sites. Admission fee to the museum for adults is 60THB. Both the museum and the national park can be reached easily from Khon Kaen by a van that leaves from the Khon Kaen bus terminal every other hour from 6AM until 6PM. A one-way ticket from the Khon Kaen bus terminal to the park or the museum is 100THB, and the ride is about 90 minutes. If you have your own wheels, be sure to also check out the market (dtalat nut in Thai) at the nearby Naimuang village town hall (held every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights) for some fresh produce and local flavor.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Most Thai musea are a bit dusty and old, but not this one! Good information, well taken care off. Nice place for kids also.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had an amazing time visiting the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum! For a museum off the beaten path, it's extremely modern and educational. They have a gift shop to buy hand crafted dinosaur souvenirs made by local women's groups and other great things to purchase! We especially enjoyed our guided tour from the Wiangkao Junior Tour Guide Group from Wiangwongkot Wiattayakom School. The students were very helpful and knowledgeable about the museum. If your near Phu Wiang, this is a must see! Along with the Archaeological dig sites of the dinosaurs.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

visit the fossil site to see its wild surroundings. very surprised how the archeologist could find the parts. the new museum is so wonderful. full of displays. and the life size boney creature is stunning.
must go. world class destination.

Thank channarong11
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Reviewed June 8, 2017
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