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Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum

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Address: Tambon Naimueang, Amphoe Wiengkao, Phu Wiang, Thailand
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Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum is a geological museum located 87 km northwest of...

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum is a geological museum located 87 km northwest of Khon Kaen city.

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love the local Jurassic park

Wife and i visited the museum - great for those interested in dinosaur relics. Not just dino bones and full size models, but diaramas of life in prehostoric times. i loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
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Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and i visited the museum - great for those interested in dinosaur relics. Not just dino bones and full size models, but diaramas of life in prehostoric times. i loved it, but many may not.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Payed doubled price as tourist and didn't see anything interesting, no real fossils or new insights about dinosaurs. P.S. Also no need to do the walk through the park, there is nothing to see.

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Thank Martin L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

It is an interesting (and free the day we visited) museum especially for kids with motorised dinosaurs. I also learnt for that there is a dino named after the place and princess of Thailand. There is another park a few km from the museum called Si Wiang that has many dino statues of the original size, don't miss it if... More 

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Thank HarrysonHuang
Kathu, Thailand
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The Museum is a nice place with motorised dinosaurs outside and inside the museum. You get also an introduction of the "big bang" our solar system and the different prehistorical timezones. Very unique dinosaurs "siamosorus". Worth visiting. But the best is a few km further down the road the Natinal park with real dino bones, skeletons and prehistorical shells.

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Thank fabian4fabian
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids and grown ups alike. Admission fee is only 60 Baht per person and it explains very well the history of the earth from the big bang to today. Unfortunately a bit remote and the restaurant was closed so hunger drove us away earlier than planned.

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Thank Rarocknroll
Khon Kaen, Thailand
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

this is a great attraction for kids especially,with giant scary dinasaurs,not sure of the price for adults,i think 60baht,but most age children are free.very busy at weekends.

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Thank bazzabazboy
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is very educational. There have been so many dinosaur finds here. This area was mainly vegetarian types whereas the other side of Khonkaen towards Kalasin are meat eaters. If you look on Google Maps at this area you can see the mountain formation which shows it was hit by an asyroid which obviously was part of the destruction... More 

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Thank David D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is one of the better museums I've been to in Thailand - and they have several good museums - with good English information about the fossils found in the local area. There are several fossils on display as well as some animatronic dinosaurs and a room dedicated to the crown princess who is one of the museum patrons. This... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

The only best thing in this museum was the entrance with the moving dinosaur statue, and it came with the sounds. All displays inside the museum was made by plastics. I was expecting to see the real fossils...but not here in the museum. You need to go to national park to see that but it will be difficult if you... More 

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Thank Fransis N
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

It was better than I expected, with more displays and actual fossils and information than I thought it would have. It wasn't on par with the Smithstonian but nice for a Thai museum. It would work well for a short visit, an hour or two, paired well with a visit to the nearby park for a hike to see some... More 

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