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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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Very interesting if you are interested in entomology

This museum has hundreds of cases of insects ,all well documented and presumably found in Thailand. There are also live creatures: spiders, scorpions, and some lizards. The Thai... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hull, UK
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Panora, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what most proper museums looked like originally: someone's personal collection. I hope some day this collection will form the core of a proper natural history museum: climate controlled, everything labelled and explained, and without the crap. Right now its worth a visit, especially for the museum-lover like me, just so you can see what all natural museums used... More 

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Hull, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has hundreds of cases of insects ,all well documented and presumably found in Thailand. There are also live creatures: spiders, scorpions, and some lizards. The Thai staff were helpful and informative. Also this was not as commercial as the nearby butterfly and orchid farm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably wouldn't be worth the entrance fee if you're not in to the natural world. But even if you've only got a mild interest its worth going as the collections are vast. The owner is lovely

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small Museum, but its worth of your time. Not a live museum, but the information is quite important, and show us a lot of insects you had no idea they exist.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite the collection of interesting (and some interestingly labeled) insects and 'other' (rocks, carved elephants, etc). It was interesting, but it wasn't a 200 baht kind of interesting. Certainly don't agree with the 4+ stars that most folk are giving it here on tripadvisor : (

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing collection of everything insect, prehistoric creatures, natural wonders, gems and information! Truly appreciate all the time, effort and passion, put into this museum! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A somewhat quirky but fascinating must-see in Chiang Rai, discovered through Trip Adviser. This is a private collection and the 200 baht entrance fee goes to its maintenance. The owner is a really lovely Thai lady, who is anxious to manage expectations – there are no live insects, but a really extensive collection of them on display, with associated explanatory... More 

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Thank Rob A
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I admired in the wonderful works of Dr Rampa, the owner of The Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders for her enduring spirit of the 60 years of the beautiful collections and give us the education experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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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