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Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre

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This is an amazing museum about Chiang Mai's history and culture. It opened in 1999. Their web sit is a bit hi-tech quirky.
Prapokklao Road | T. Sriphum, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 217 793
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interactive cultural centre. Well signposted in both Thai and English. Professional displays and visual presentations. Airconditioned and well maintained. Ticket bought as a package of three cultural centres at 180 baht. Great value!

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this well-organised, modern, fascinating museum. There were lots of air-conditioned, clean, spacious and interesting displays all about the history of the region, most with very modern audio-visual elements. Everything written in thai and English. We spent several hours here and it was well...More

Thank efraser123
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Housed in the former City Hall behind the Three Kings Monument, the Arts and Cultural Centre is dedicated to various aspects of the city and its development. Small models inside glass cubes depict ancient activities like the Lanna King’s coronation procession and protective rites held...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Did the City Arts Museum which comprises the cultural centre, historical centre and Lanna folk life museum. This is a great way to start a trip to Chiang Mai as it gives you some background and feeling for the City and its peoples. We also...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Judging by the negative reviews, seems like some people are not interested in the history and culture of the places they visit. I think the centre is well worth a visit if you like learning about such things. The ticket you buy also entitles you...More

Thank Stormyallen
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Some rooms were ok, but over all we felt like there were to many videos to watch that seemed quite outdated. Kids were bored and we didn’t really find that we stayed for long in the rooms. Shame, as we were expecting more.

Thank KHillery
Reviewed 24 June 2018

the great amazing museum that has provided unexpected impressive experience. this is a modern style learning museum (totally different shape from the other old version museums in this country), with additional video visualized learning supporting media, and perfectly local narrative guide explanation. this is absolutely...More

Thank Huang W
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The building is pleasant and some effort has been put into the museum and displays. There’s a focus on history and culture. I left learning very little and overall experience was so dull. I wouldn’t bother unless you have a more specialized interest in this...More

Thank WolfgangA317
Reviewed 15 June 2018

I have to tell you that this picture here is NOT Chiang Mai Historical Center. Those are 2 different places eventho in 1 area. And those 2 museums are very different I visited 3 musums in Chiang Mai: Lanna Folklife Museum, Chiang Mai City Arts...More

Thank merry_setianingsih
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We had a great afternoon at the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Center as well as the Historical Centre (buildings right next to each other - can buy a combo ticket). We hadn't found much history during our whole trip of Thailand, so this was...More

Thank Emily T
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