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Lanna Architecture Center

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Address: Ratchadamnoen Road and Phra Pok Klao Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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A look into Old Chiang Mai life

A former residence of Northern thailand lord turns into a project to preserve architecture heritage of the old northen region. It would be of good interest for people who love... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A refreshing and beautiful break from the hot Chiangmai weather. The tea changes color when you add lemon juice like a magical chemistry experiment.

Thank jamargulies
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This small museum is quite a little gem. It houses some interesting exhibits on Northern Thai architecture and is complemented with a wonderfully peaceful cafe. These are both hidden from the main road and hustle and bustle of city life by a large wall. The staff were really friendly. We can recommend the Thai iced coffee (and the cake too).

Thank Morster
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A former residence of Northern thailand lord turns into a project to preserve architecture heritage of the old northen region. It would be of good interest for people who love traditional architecture as a plan of selected heritage building for the whole city center area is shown there along with information board about the ideas behind each building. However ,... More 

Thank changgerman
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

A small museum housed in a lovely old Lanna style house and just opposite one of the oldest and most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai made of wood. Houses models of Lanna buildings in Chiang Mai and a nice shop and cafe.

Thank yparks2016
London, United Kingdom
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731 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a colonial house built in 1895 by a European trader. The house itself is not in Lanna style but European-Chinese. It is not a museum. It houses a small display describing the Government project to preserve Chiang Mai's Lanna heritage which is being swept away by modern development. It concentrates on a dozen or so Lanna buildings in... More 

Thank Nomadman411978
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The compound of this small museum is inviting, and the museum is free. But the exhibits are tedious and not particularly interesting unless you're really into architecture or Lanna history.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The upstairs floor was closed off and the ground had a tiny room with the displays all in Thai. Only reason to stop here is to cool off if walking to Tha Pae Gate

Thank Pepe S
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

It's small and free but you do get to see some interesting architectural styles. However, many of the signs are in Thai. I'd recommend this if you're particularly interested in architecture, architectural history or if you just happen to be walking by. But I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit.

Thank LadyPerrin
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

A little walk around the corner from the temple we stumbled upon the centre. The garden was open and my girlfriend happily sat and posed in a cart. Inside the building was a gallery of watercolours and sketches and upstairs more information concerning the history of northern Thailand, its architecture and about the centre itself. The gardens offer a little... More 

Thank isnakebite
Clarkston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

The centre is worth a short visit but the cafe in the garden is a peaceful spot with the best lemon and honey soda in Chiang Mai. We went nearly every day at some point and the staff are all very friendly. Recommended even if you have no great interest in architecture.

Thank Charles A

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