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Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre

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Address: Prapokklao Road | T. Sriphum, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 53 217 793
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This is an amazing museum about Chiang Mai's history and culture. It...

This is an amazing museum about Chiang Mai's history and culture. It opened in 1999. Their web sit is a bit hi-tech quirky.

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US$ 128.63*
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Full Day Lost Treasures of Chiang Mai
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US$ 28.93*
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Private Tour: Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Center with Trishaw Ride and Wat...
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US$ 120.00*
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Private Tour: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and City of Chiang Mai

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A trip through time in the Arts and Cultural centre

Although many items are in fact replicas this is a great way of finding out about the history of Chiang Mai, its architecture and culture. Housed in a beautifully restored... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. Our tour guide was very helpful and lead us through many places. We enjoyed learning about the culture and the North of Thailand. So sad the King recently passed. The people truly loved him.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although many items are in fact replicas this is a great way of finding out about the history of Chiang Mai, its architecture and culture. Housed in a beautifully restored courthouse and with excellent guides.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The building and gardens are lovely, well-maintained and held such promise. The displays are informative, well-organized and the ambience is very calming. It was also clever that they built it above an actual archaelogical site which visitors can walk down to. However, I doubt many people would be interested to read all the writing on the wall. Could definitely be... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Not the most flashy, but this museum has quality exhibits that tell the story of Chiang Mai and the ancient Lana kingdom. It's worth a visit, especially when it starts to rain!

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Williamstown, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A lovely old building, but the collection lacked and sense of discovery, and highlighted that Chiang Mai has become more focussed on how tourists see it, rather than what was once there to discover.

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Thank Michael S
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Chiang Mai Historical Centre has some interesting exhibit but I was wanting more. It has an archaelogical site of the ancient walls of Chiang Mai. Very informative chronicle on the development of Chiang Mai region to present but nothing spectacular.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Set in a lovely historical building, here you can trace the history of Chiang Mai from prehistoric times up to modern times. We requested a tour guide which they graciously provided. There was only two of us, but a lady with great English brought us around and explained the key parts of each room. Took about an hour or more... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

It's a shame as it's such a lovely building, but this museum needs some investment and love. Many of the audio and video displays did not work. I think it could have great potential if it got a bit of an upgrade - at least fix the bits that don't work! I imagine this would be quite boring for kids... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I paid 180 bahts to visit this museum, the Lana Folklife Museum,and the History Museum. This Centre is my least favorite. There are 2 floors of exhibits that could be consolidated in one floor. We started watching a video as an introduction of our visit. I did not take any pictures because I found them boring. On the way out,... More 

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Limoges, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This can be added to a visit to the Lana Folklife Museum. The old building itself is wonderful and was a bit disappointing as much of the information is a repeat of the first. There were two videos to watch with English subtitles that added to the understanding.

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