Chiang Mai National Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Near Chiang Mai university, main ring road, superhighway., Thailand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +66-53221308
  • Ticket Price: 100 THB
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts

Recently renovated, Chiang Mai's National Museum is well worth a visit.

The museum has an up-to-date and modern showcase for the heritage of Lanna. The downstairs area shows the historical development of the north of Thailand from Pre-Neolithic times to the present. There are models and paintings depicting legends and historical events, also scenes of the way of life in olden days. There are show cases with ceramics that have been excavated from the famous fourteenth sixteenth century kilns of the old Kingdom of Lanna - Kalong, Sangkampaeng, Lampang and so on.. There are cases filled with bronze and gold jewellery and other artefacts. Everywhere are fine examples of Buddha statues. Upstairs are collections of old farming and handicraft tools, wood carvings, old photographs and superb textiles.

The spacious grounds house the northern region archaeological research centre. Two ancient kilns have been excavated and rebuilt in the grounds.

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  • Chiang Mai National Museum Address: Near Chiang Mai university, main ring road, superhighway., Thailand
  • Chiang Mai National Museum Contact Number: +66-53221308
  • Chiang Mai National Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Chiang Mai National Museum Price: 100 THB
  • Best time to visit Chiang Mai National Museum(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chiang Mai National Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 48.03% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Chiang Mai National Museum in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Chiang Mai National Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Chiang Mai National Museum

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chiang Mai National Museum

People normally club together Doi Suthep-pui National Park and Wiang Kum Kam while planning their visit to Chiang Mai National Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Pleasantly surprised! Spacious, well arranged, ventilated, well lit, great exhibits providing information in Thai and (decent) English regarding the history of the Northern (Lanna) Region, the arrival and spread of Buddhism into the different parts of Thailand, and more. Personally, as it was my first visit, I was very impressed by some of the displays, and the English translations - while containing some errors, was reasonably well done. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there, depending on how you enjoy your museum visits, this one could range any where between 1-3 or even 4 hours. As I was visiting with elders, I was also very impressed at the availability of an elevator (there are 2 levels), and I noticed ramps with handrails connecting some of the display areas that were set apart from the main areas. Highly recommended for people who are interested on learning about the North. 😊👍

  • Make sure to bring your passport with you. Easy to find. Lots of parking space. It is not really big but it has some interesting pieces. Mainly about art and religion. Some of the pieces lack the specific information like materials, antiquity, or context in general. You can watch some videos in English and Chinese. Overall, its worth the visit.

  • Other nationals do carry your passport while checking here. It is not big but some special points of Thailands history can be understood.

  • Nice museum. A bit outside the city but well worth the visit to get an overview of thai history, particularly in the north.

  • A nice place to visit. Good value but a pittyful of not so popular for tourist.

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