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Address: Yang Khram | Doi Lo, Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand

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Tired of Buddhist temples ? Then the Ganesh museum is a refreshing alternative. Approximately one hour South-West of Chiang Mai on Route 108 near Doi Lo. Here one will find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tired of Buddhist temples ? Then the Ganesh museum is a refreshing alternative. Approximately one hour South-West of Chiang Mai on Route 108 near Doi Lo. Here one will find amazing Thai/Indian architecture, history and culture. A photographer's paradise. Don't forget to get a picture taken of you dressed in the colourful gowns that are available for hire. All in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Advertised mostly as a “Ganesh Museum,“ this establishment is also a mixture of temple buildings and, an ashram, and was obviously founded by a devotee of Lord Ganesh. There are more impressive images of Ganesh than ever I saw in India. There appears to be a palace for the god, equipped with his writing desk in an office, and a... More 

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Thank Rob A
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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215 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

What at first appears to be an ordinary, quiet, rural temple, albeit dedicated to Ganesh, turns out to be an unexpectedly,varied and pleasant experience. It is large and some of the buildings are still under construction. The few waxworks are of a similar standard to those in Madame Tussauds of Musee Grevin. There is plenty to see but the most... More 

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Thank Wingfield73
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Somewhere along road 3018, someone has built a large scale temple / museum in honor of the Hindu god Ganesha. But it is popular amongst both local and tourist worshipers. I expected nothing but was impressed by the atmosphere and the large collection of Ganesha items. Here you will find a beautiful area with a temple, a museum and a... More 

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Thank Henrik B
Wales
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

What a surprise , out in the country side ,, great visit , thousands of exhibits , calming feel to the place , Nepalese style temple in the grounds ,, Large fish pool ,, Gift Shop ,, Booked thru the travel desk in the Empress Hotel .. Excellent Service 50 min drive from Chiang Mai

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Thank thaitravellers
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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128 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Ganesh Himal Museum has been one of my most favorite places to visit in the Chiang Mai area, The museum is located about 8 kilometers off of the main highway going through Doi Lo which is south of Chiang Mai. It is a large complex of intriguiging buildings displaying many forms of Ganesh statues and other artworks from many... More 

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Thank Dao1949
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

This will only take an hour or two of your time and is reasonably close to Chiang Mai but you may take a car to get there. Ganesha Heaven with so many choices and nice to escape Chiang Mai

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Thank Sunshine1943
Bangkok, Thailand
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182 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

The museum located away from main town. You have to travel by private car or rent the van to get there. It located deep inside the alley away from main road. There're parking inside. Once you walk inside the entrance on your left there're small building which you can pray with Ganesh. By tradition of visit, there's the staff guide... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

It is out the way and not easy to find. About 25 Kms from Chiang Mai. We were the only non Thais so it was nice not to be in an obvious tourist attraction. It is free to enter with some English explainations regarding the significance of Ganesh. A very spiritual experience but good luck finding it.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

A wonderful place to spend a morning of an afternoon. Free entrane, not crowded, diverse, beautiful, rich in exhibits, welciming. A little tricky to get to, about 40 minutes from Chiangmai, south of Hang Dong. A very pleasant experience.

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