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Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders

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Address: 72 Nimmanhemin 13, Huay-Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 53 211 891
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We really enjoyed 1.5 hours touring this small museum. It's the private collection of natural history artifacts, which were collected by the esteemed researchers, a married couple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed 1.5 hours touring this small museum. It's the private collection of natural history artifacts, which were collected by the esteemed researchers, a married couple of PhD's. Together they risked their lives to discover the sources of insect-borne diseases, allowing mosquitoes to bite themselves in order to collect them. The stories are presented here and are well worth... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very privileged to meet the owner and her very impressive 50+ year collection of creepy crawlies. The owner could possibly be the sweetest lady in in Chiang Mai and was very welcoming. Very cheap entrance fee and well worth it if you like dead bugs and history.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fabulous experience, the museum is filled with so many insects and creatures that the owners have literally discovered themselves. The lady owner is a scientist and she's an incredible woman fascinated by nature and bugs, it really is amazing to see their whole lives work and their dedication to nature. And only 200 baht (£5) brilliant day.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If they halved the 200 THB entrance fee, they could quintuple the number of visitors. Excellent collection and I learned a lot about parasites. But, there is also a lot of irrelevant stuff. This person just threw in his life story and all his hobbies (like me, he's a collector of random knickknacks) and too much of his opinions and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

good reception, very informative and explanatory. place unbelievable! 10/10 200 baht per person nice neighborhood

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The reason we visited was because our planned afternoon of waterfalls and temples fell short in the rain and this is an indoor activity. For someone's personal collection of all insect species it's huge, however, it's not much more than a room full of dead insects, with some pretty shells and small bats. There's a small amount of information and... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for all ages. All sorts of insects and the history behind them. Cheap entry and fascinating. Enjoy :)

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum whilst staying in Chiang Mai, it was very fascinating and interesting. We had a very enjoyable visit and would recommend it to anyone. The owner Mr Manop is lovely and it was a pleasure to meet him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We weren't quite sure what to expect here, but it turned out to be a fantastic journey of insects and the people behind the museum. Lots of interesting species to see and information to be read- English as well as Thai. We spent more than an hour fascinated by mosquito information and a hundred types of bugs! A small museum... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

me and mom visited there in very quited time of museum so staffs gave us a lot information and encounrage us to hold and touch all the insects and lizards.

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