Lanna Folklife Museum

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The Lanna Folklife Museum is an interesting museum full of exhibitions about the lives, history and culture of the Lanna people of northern Thailand. The museum (also called the Lanna Heritage Centre) is located opposite the three Kings Monument in the middle of the old city, and sits inside the old municipal court of Chiang Mai. The building has been renovated and now looks like a white colonial style building, and despite the exterior the museum offers a lot of information about the city’s history in English, Thai and Chinese.

  • Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 08:30 – 17:00
  • Location: Prapokklao Road, Chiang Mai Old City
  • Tel: +66 (0)53 217 793
  • Price Range: 90 baht for adults, 40 baht for children

More About Chiang Mai Tourism

The city is renowned as a centre of Thai handicrafts. Small villages nearby specialize in crafts such as silverwork, wood carving, and making pottery, umbrellas, and lacquerware. Traditional Thai silk is woven at San Kamphaeng to the east.

In addition, nature and mountain tours are another activity that should not be missed when visiting Chiang Mai, whether stepping on the highest point of Thailand at the top of Doi Inthanon. Absorb the beauty of the rice fields, feel the Cool breeze while watching the giant tiger flower at Doi Ang Khang. Experience Ecotourism HomeStay in Mae Kampong and visit Hmong villages in Doi Pui and many more.

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  • Q: What is the best time of year to visit Chiang Mai?


    The best time to visit Chiang Mai is between November and February when the weather is cooler and drier, making it perfect for outdoor activities.

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    You can get to Chiang Mai by flying into Chiang Mai International Airport or taking a bus or train from Bangkok. There are also flights from other major cities in Thailand and some international destinations.

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    Some of the top tourist attractions in Chiang Mai include Doi Suthep Temple, the Night Bazaar, the Sunday Walking Street Market, and the Elephant Nature Park.

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    Some popular outdoor activities in Chiang Mai include hiking, biking, zip-lining, white water rafting, and visiting the Doi Inthanon National Park.

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    In Chiang Mai, it's important to dress modestly when visiting temples, remove your shoes before entering a home or temple, and show respect for the local culture and traditions.

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    The local cuisine in Chiang Mai includes dishes such as khao soi (curry noodle soup), sai oua (northern Thai sausage), and nam prik ong (spicy tomato dip).

  • Q: What is the language spoken in Chiang Mai?


    The primary language spoken in Chiang Mai is Thai, but many people also speak English, especially in tourist areas.

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    Some popular festivals and events in Chiang Mai include the Songkran Water Festival, the Loy Krathong Festival, and the Yi Peng Lantern Festival.