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Chiang Mai National Museum

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Re-opened in mid-2017 after a welcome makeover, Chiang Mai National Museum is a worthwhile sight that also deserves to get more than the trickle of visitors it seems to receive at present.

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Located on the ring road, or Superhighway, close to Wat Jet Yot, the National Museum is Chiang Mai’s oldest museum and once tended towards the stuffy side in comparison to the Historical Centre that opened more recently in the town centre.

Lanna period submarine... Photo taken in or around Chiang Mai National Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Lanna period submarine... Photo: Mark Ord

Post-2017 renovation however, it re-opened with a better layout, improved lighting and better explanations, along with a few more interactive displays. They also thankfully did away with their unnecessary camera ban. While the museum isn’t a huge affair, it is large enough and provides an easy-to-follow and succinct outline of the northern city’s history from prehistoric times through to the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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