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“learn about the elephant-headed god”

Ganesh Himal Museum
Ranked #93 of 289 things to do in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

A museum dedicated to Ganesh (or Ganesha, พระคเณศ in Thai), the elephant-headed, four-armed, pot-bellied god of the Hindu religion. The many statues, sculptures, and paraphernalia (more than 1,000 pieces total) are the private collection of a Thai artist. There's not a lot of English-language signage, but enough for an introduction to the diety who is one of the most popular among Hindus. You learn that Ganesh is revered as the remover and placer of obstacles, god of beginnings, patron of arts and intellect. You also learn why he is depicted holding a tusk in his hand, with a rat at his feet, and a snake wrapped around his torso. Located a short ride out of Chiang Mai city (on the road to Lamphun), the museum can be reached by taxi or motorbike. Admission is free. Small coffee shop across the street. Small shop on site to buy art and souvenirs.

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Not too far from Chiang Mai, very interesting museum entirely dedicated to Ganesh, the Indu God
who is a particular protector of all those in professions in contact with the public.
All the variations of the representation of Ganesh through Asia and even Egypt ?.
Maybe not on the top of the list of things to do if you are only 2 dazys in Chiang Mai, but if you have more time, definetely worth seeing. Specially with thai friends, many of them pay the god a special devotion.

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

While there were many beautiful items on display, very little of the signage and information was in English. As such, I was not moved. Others in my group who could read and understand Thai, enjoyed the visit. It seemed like a bit of a trip from our hotel by the Night Bazaar and there is very little else nearby.

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