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Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders

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Address: 72 Nimmanhemin 13, Huay-Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 53 211 891

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Very interesting and quirky

This is a fantastic place to visit. You can spend quite a bit of time as there is so much to look at. Really well worth your time to come here and look around.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gympie Region, Australia
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Gympie Region, Australia
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place to visit. You can spend quite a bit of time as there is so much to look at. Really well worth your time to come here and look around.

Thank sandyleeh
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something different to do, very interesting story of how the museum came about. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but worth a visit if you are interested in insects.

Thank Annemarie902
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a human on Earth, who happens to be in Chiang Mai, one must visit this extraordinary museum. A collection of insects, and other natural wonders, of which many can only dream of acquiring. I'd say it's even worth a trip to Chiang Mai just for this place. As an aspiring biologist, it is an experience I will never forget,... More 

Thank Sage S
Luanda, Angola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great 45-60 minutes out of your day. It's a two floor museum of a couple's insect, rock and other natural wonders collection. Recommended for midday when the heat is getting to you!

Thank KatyJean81
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The museum was one of the most wonderful experiences in Chiang Mai. The hosts are reknown scientists in insect research who show their life's collection of the most amazing insects, but also rocks and gems and other wonders of nature to the public. You can feel their love and dedication all over the place.

Thank sarahha17
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Appeared to be closed - but ring the bell! And the host let you in. Very very positive learning full and informative set up showing the most incredible creatures and a historical input. I loved it - and the few people around - the sisters of the founder, are very kind people.

Thank Kim T B
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice private collection. Interesting life story of the scientist who created it. A lot of butterflies and bugs that I have never seen.

Thank Martina M
Laconia, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My main interest in visiting here was because they have many live insects, including stick insects, praying mantis, beautiful butterflies, and even iguanas and other lizards, in addition to a huge collection of butterflies from the smallest to the largest.

1 Thank limeyl8e
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This museum is a private collection, which is impressive. Two floors so be ready to climb stairs. Housed in a residential area, tucked away from the usual bustle of ChaingMai. There are some interesting things to see here. A bit of a menagerie of stuff to see.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

It is great, with a huge collection of everything, but my kids are 7 and 11, and did not get all that much out of it. Lots of bugs, but sometimes 20 or 40 of the exact same beetle. So actually, for my boys to see the preserved bugs for sale in the night market was just as cool. Probably... More 

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