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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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Recently refurbished and much more interesting!

Recently refurbished and much more interesting Chiang Mai's National Museum is now worth a visit or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
aslimversgwm
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dual Pricing Disgrace . Don't go!

100 baht for foreigners regardless of how many years they have worked and paid taxes, 20 baht for... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
bahn_farang
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Thailand
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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.
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good50%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“free entry” (3 reviews)
“old city” (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 3 weeks ago

Recently refurbished and much more interesting Chiang Mai's National Museum is now worth a visit or a re-visit. It traces the history of the province from prehistoric times to the present day in a series of well presented tableaux and models with real artifacts added,...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

100 baht for foreigners regardless of how many years they have worked and paid taxes, 20 baht for Thais. When will the dual pricing rubbish stop! OK I kind of see why tourists should pay extra (at a stretch) but as a long term resident...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the national museum in Chiang Mai during our 7 night stay in the city. Entry was a reasonable price. Learned a lot from the displays. Could be abit bigger with abit more information but we definitely learned a lot during our visit.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Good for adults and older children who are willing to read the descriptions (Thai English) by the artifacts. Several video viewing in Thai and English. History and prehistory of N. Thailand and SE Asia. 100 baht for tourists. Photos ALLOWED without flash.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I asked and was told I can take photos without flash. When I took 1st photo, I heard someone screamed and saw one staff came and bababa in Thai loudly. The staff took away my phone in rude and deleted the picture, she said no...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

THIS museum set out over two main floors houses displays which offer a fascinating insight into the pre-history and history of Northern Thailand. Both floors are linked via a grand staircase which visitors ascend after paying a 100 baht entry fee and leaving any backpacks...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
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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
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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
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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

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