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Ganesh Himal Museum

Yang Khram | Doi Lo, Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand
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A complete surprise

The chap who established this museum has been collecting Ganesh for 41 years and he spends his life... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Excellent, especially for Hindus

We made the mistake of only spending about 1 hour here. That's not long enough to really appreciate... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Yang Khram | Doi Lo, Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The chap who established this museum has been collecting Ganesh for 41 years and he spends his life travelling and lecturing about Ganesh. Such a surprise that such a rich and wonderful experience is free.

Thank tes108
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We made the mistake of only spending about 1 hour here. That's not long enough to really appreciate all the stellar art they have here. I'd recommend at least 2-3 hours. As a cultural Hindu, it was fascinating to see interpretations of Ganesh (and other...More

Thank MeAsNeptune
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a holy place very beautiful arts and fill you up energy. I'm the person who usually pray for Ganesh. This place is the greatest I ever seen in Chiangmai. The museum located in Doi lo area. Take 50 minutes driving from town....More

Thank Kansiree P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Very interesting for visit place. It will take you 30 minutes by car from Chiang Mai. There are not a lot of tourists. Mostly local Thai people from Chiang Mai and other places. Entry - free. Very good and interesting museum of LORD GANESHA.

Thank kazmaxx
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Tired of Buddhist temples ? Then the Ganesh museum is a refreshing alternative. Approximately one hour South-West of Chiang Mai on Route 108 near Doi Lo. Here one will find amazing Thai/Indian architecture, history and culture. A photographer's paradise. Don't forget to get a picture...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Advertised mostly as a “Ganesh Museum,“ this establishment is also a mixture of temple buildings and, an ashram, and was obviously founded by a devotee of Lord Ganesh. There are more impressive images of Ganesh than ever I saw in India. There appears to be...More

1  Thank Rob A
Reviewed 10 November 2016

What at first appears to be an ordinary, quiet, rural temple, albeit dedicated to Ganesh, turns out to be an unexpectedly,varied and pleasant experience. It is large and some of the buildings are still under construction. The few waxworks are of a similar standard to...More

Thank Wingfield73
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Somewhere along road 3018, someone has built a large scale temple / museum in honor of the Hindu god Ganesha. But it is popular amongst both local and tourist worshipers. I expected nothing but was impressed by the atmosphere and the large collection of Ganesha...More

1  Thank Henrik B
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

What a surprise , out in the country side ,, great visit , thousands of exhibits , calming feel to the place , Nepalese style temple in the grounds ,, Large fish pool ,, Gift Shop ,, Booked thru the travel desk in the Empress...More

Thank thaitravellers
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Ganesh Himal Museum has been one of my most favorite places to visit in the Chiang Mai area, The museum is located about 8 kilometers off of the main highway going through Doi Lo which is south of Chiang Mai. It is a large...More

Thank Dao1949
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Exactly how do I get there from Chiang Mai using public transportation (sorry the question mark on this keyboard is not working). The nearby World's Largest Wooden Ganesh Statue on Suthep Road people have told me that they are having their Ganesh Birthday festival on the 15th through the 18th, and I would very much like to go. I would like to take several Hindu CMU university students from Bangladesh also. We don't have vehicles and we don't speak much Thai, so how can we go cheaply? Also, is there any place to stay near the festival or maybe any provision for people to sleep on the floor somewhere near the temple? Will be the festival activities be daytime or evening hours? I am American, have lived 3 years in Chiang Mai , know every place in the city like a guide and have visited many surrounding places, but this one sounds really, really difficult to get to as it is supposedly 5 km off the nearest junction!
13 September 2016|
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Response from thaitravellers | Reviewed this property |
Hello ,,, There is no public transport to this Ganesha museum, it would be extremely difficult , as it's very far from the main road , then rural country road.. you need a driver and car ,, it is in a rural area,, it's... More