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Chiang Mai National Museum

Superhighway northwest of the Old City near Wat Jed Yod, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 221 308
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poor attraction

Some interesting stuff about Buddhism and history of Thailand, but poorly directed, few of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
dglewsey
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
Interesting museum to visit and it's free !

My visit was December 2016. There was renovation work going on at the time. I found it to be very... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Ian B
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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The Chiang Mai National Museum offers a peak into the area's native Lanna culture in the form of artifacts and artist exhibits. Ancient jewelry and pottery are showcased and each exhibit is written in both English and Thai.
  • Excellent6%
  • Very good49%
  • Average29%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“free entry” (3 reviews)
“lanna kingdom” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Superhighway northwest of the Old City near Wat Jed Yod, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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+66 53 221 308
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some interesting stuff about Buddhism and history of Thailand, but poorly directed, few of the staff spoke English, no coffee or souvenir shop. More historical and in-depth information would be beneficial, better use of attractive grounds. Disappointing

Thank dglewsey
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My visit was December 2016. There was renovation work going on at the time. I found it to be very interesting as I wondered around reading the information and looking at all the items on display. Some videos to watch also. Free entry which is...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Just north of Wat Jed, this museum is currently undergoing some renovation and the entrance is from the back. The exhibitions are well presented, with excellent parallel texts in Thai and English. There are also some good electronic displays of the region's history. Photography without...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

About 3.5 km north of the old city and a pleasant walk. Free entry into this museum. I would recommend at least an hour to stroll through the exhibits which are reasonably well explained in English sub title. Not a mammoth display of items but...More

Thank Grader07
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Minor renovations going on, but still free. Not as many artifacts as you might be used to, but very good english dioramas and videos. The information sheets in english look like they were translated by google translate or something similar, but still informative. Nice cool...More

1  Thank martin s
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I was surprised that it was free entry (I saw no signs of active renovation -- maybe they are done). Great introduction to the history of the Lanna kingdom in northern Thailand and the birth of Chiang Mai as a city. The video diaramas were...More

2  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The museum continues to be under renovation. The admission was free due to renovation. The exhibits include information about the history of Chiang Mai with artifacts from archeological sites as well as dioramas with audio explanations in both Thai and English. This helps to shape...More

Thank SnackyBitsandCuppas
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The museum is undergoing renovations, so you can go in what remains for free. However, you will hear loud demolition works the whole time in there. The exhibits are OK (lot of writing) and tell you about how Chiang Mai came to be. We found...More

Thank TravelGiraffe13
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

It's great that there's renovation going in this museum. It is in need to upgrade the exhibits. Despite being a bit run down, it's a nice interlude to appreciate Chiang Mai's history. The second floor was being renovated when we visited. The ground floor did...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 20 November 2015

no special things to see, a bit far away from the old town, and you can hardly recognize it on the highway

2  Thank YuanChen0101
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