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Lanna Folklife Museum

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Excellent overview

This museum is the smallest of the complex of three around the square and offers an excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneva, Switzerland
Interesting museum showing the cultural life

Artefacts are nicely presented and the size of the museum is non too big. A lot of local textiles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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Prapokkloa Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 September 2014

After a few days wondering about local culture, and having found the level of information in the museum opposite hard to digest, this museum was exactly right. The building is beautiful, and the very well presented displays introduce local culture and artifacts with just the...More

5  Thank avigail9
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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The cool part of this museum is all the mini sized samples of different architecture for Lanna infrastructure. The drawings by local artists that was hung up are also pretty but that's it. It was too confusing to read the history they wanted to express....More

2  Thank Mmeurzec
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum in its walk through format is perhaps the best of the three available in the area and well worth doing early in any trip to Chiang Mai. It explains the historical and cultural basis of the town and the features to be found...More

1  Thank Neil D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is the smallest of the complex of three around the square and offers an excellent introduction to the philosophy of Lanna people, the museogaphy is quite modern, information is kept short and artifacts are superb. Nice wooden house as well.

1  Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artefacts are nicely presented and the size of the museum is non too big. A lot of local textiles and other handicrafts are on show.

2  Thank Adipatania
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The displays were very professional and informative and described the life and history of old Chiang Maui and the lanner people. We bought a three venue package ticket of other museums in the area (to be...More

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Museum is divided into 3 separate buildings, a foreigner is charged THB100 for one museum or THB190 for all 3 museums which are located next to each other. I only had time to visit one museum and was impressed by the displays, videos and...More

Thank millmma
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A nice museum about the Lanna people. Religion, worship, art, textiles and painting on first floor. On second about living and Lifestyle.

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We saw a few statues as we were walking along and decided to take pitchers, then we noticed that hidden behind them was some open doors, we decided to investigate and here is was. The admission charge was not that much so we decided to...More

1  Thank Dennis0002
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This was a well-organized museum. You can either pay for access to the main museum or for a ticket that includes all 3 related museums and that ticket is good for multiple days. The main museum is in an old house. You weave in and...More

1  Thank ErinJE
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I had a really good time walking around this museum. Good explanation for many of the crafts, religious objects, and customs you'll see while exploring northern Thailand. If you like museums, it's definitely worth a visit. It doesn't take too long but you feel like...More

Thank Max S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This museum is small but high quality. We spent about two hours. All information is in both English and Thai. We learned a lot about the history of the Chiang Mai area and the people who live there. I also enjoyed the building that the...More

1  Thank Tina R
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