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“Best Souvenir Shop in Chiang Mai”

Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre
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Ranked #82 of 254 things to do in Chiang Mai
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Owner description: 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.
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Souvenir Shop in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

This relatively new shop has a lovely selection of handcrafts actually made in Northern Thailand, not imported from Chinese factories. Worth a visit. Located on the 2nd floor above the Cafe, you can visit without seeing the exhibits. Ask at the front desk.

Visited December 2013
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Perth
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Culture to the Max!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

The National Museum is found in the centre of the old walled part of Chaing Mai. We loved the buildings themselves, the main house set in its own grounds was beautiful and tranquil. The house was originally the Town Hall. The museum is amazing, we learnt the story of Thailand (as much as we could follow with all the Kings with extremely long names!), saw old instruments, carts, set ups of old houses, saw the Thai people's way of life, their battles, the part the British played in their history and lastly....downstairs their is an excavation site showing the city earth as it was hundreds of years ago about three metres below the present visit! We had a love drink in the cafe - such good service. I bought about $30 worth of beautiful souvenirs - a lovely Thai style necklace, silver elephant pipe and more. Don't forget the second museum just over the road.

Visited October 2013
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Only go here to escape the heat”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Oh my. The ground floor has plastic or wood models that look like a grade 8 history project. At least it's air conditioned! Most of the audio/video presentations didn't work. The ones that did were sooooooo boring. One of them was like listening to the book of Genesis - king so and so begat prince so and so who fought king so and so. Yawn. After trying at least 6 without success, I finally got the one on laquerware to work. I listened for 10 minutes, between the bus loads of Thai tours with the guides speaking so that nothing else could be heard momentarily. I walked away and it was still playing. I looked at all the other things in the room and it was still playing. I went into the next room and it was still playing. Now I'm sure there are a couple of people in the world who think laquer ware is a fascinating topic, but the rest of us could do with a few interesting facts and that would suffice. Don't waste your money here unless you're on your way somewhere else and need to cool down for a bit.

Visited October 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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541 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Some interesting exhibits”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

This is a decent way to spend some time in an air conditioned setting while in Old Town. The displays were informative but some of the exhibits were not functioning.

Visited June 2013
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Macau, Ilhas, Macau
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“structured Chiang Mai history display”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

great place to visit if you want in-depth understood about Chiang Mai. They provide different language guide book for tourist to read with the model display.

Visited June 2013
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