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Lanna Folklife Museum

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Address: Prapokkloa Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +66 53 217 793
08:30 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 19:00

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Great little find, glad we stopped. 90 bht for lots of good information. The artifacts are not being well preserved which is concerning but nice to see that they are trying.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Tamara O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little find, glad we stopped. 90 bht for lots of good information. The artifacts are not being well preserved which is concerning but nice to see that they are trying.

Thank Tamara O
Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

wandered in here out of the heat on my first afternoon in Chiang Mai. Good exhibits with english explanations. Followed a school guide around for a bit of extra information. BIG plus is the lovely cafe next door

Thank jofreebird
Aspley Guise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rough guide had this down as a A rather dull museum. Far be it for me to disagree, but this was a pleasant cool and engaging museum well worth a visit if you are interested in learning a little about the local culture. Also has a decent cafe with wifi and a rather good hazelnut latte.

Thank CorkyAspleyGuise
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this museum is a great way to prepare for visiting temples, as you learn a great deal about the various components, their meaning and Lanna culture.

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Troisdorf, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no real idea about what the Lanna people was and expected to learn something about them. Sadly, the museum does not really provide any general or introductory information on the subject. They have some nice exhibits that are interesting to look at, but we found it hard to associate the explanations to those objects. Objects and people are... More 

Thank timgilbert09
Weems, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wish we had done this museum first as it provided so much background information for visiting the temples. It's on the smaller side but with nicely done and easy to understand exhibits. The cafe is good too.

Thank Sharon C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yep great to get out of the heat of the day. Good background information on the way of life, art and culture of the Lanna people, well worth a visit

Thank aardvarktraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

An air conditioned two story multi roomed museum of Lanna culture. The Lanna people have occupied the area for a thousand years under their own kings and under the Burmese and Thais. The museum is very well done and caters for English speakers as well as Thai and Chinese. I think it's well worth a visit.

Thank Johnnie1948
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Lanna Folklife Museum is centrally located in the OLD TOWN. It is the building just opposite the THREE KINGS MEMORIOL, very easy to find being nearly in the centre of old town. We decided to make this a stop on our tour and also escaping the stifling heat that day. Entrance fee is 90 baht and you can spend... More 

Thank hanskW6915FP
Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great collection of authentic artifacts, textiles tools and other daily life items. The museum shows the local culture and provides a glimpse of a local life.

Thank Serg O

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