Chiang Mai National Museum
Wat Jet Yot
Beyond Rte 11 in the north of the city, this historic wát still has much of its original stucco intact, and gives a strong impression of...
Tucked away on a quiet soi behind the National Museum, this peaceful cemetery is lined with elegant Chinese gravestones, whose level of...
Just beyond Hwy 11 in the north of the city, these two stucco lions were built by Chao Kavila to scare off would-be Burmese invaders....
Akha Ama Cafe
Probably the best brew in Chiang Mai, Akha Ama specialises in organic, fair-trade coffee, the brainchild of an enterprising Akha who was...
Imm Aim Vegetarian Restaurant
Second branch of Pun Pun vegetarian restaurant.
Rte 11/Th Superhighway · interesting places nearby
Chiang Mai National Museum information
Operated by the Fine Arts Department, this museum is the primary caretaker of Lanna artefacts and Northern Thai history, but most of the galleries were closed at the time of research for refurbishment, and only the ground floor, with Buddhist statues, howdahs (elephant carriages) and dioramas of historical scenes, was open to the public. When the museum reopens, expect the old admission fee of 100B to be reinstated.
Bags and cameras must be left in the free lockers by the ticket desk. To make a visit more worthwhile, combine your trip with a visit to Wat Jet Yot and the Chinese cemetery.