Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders
This insect museum is a product of passion and hobby of the couple Dr. Rampa Rattanarithikul and her husband Manop Dr Rampa. Everything started when they worked in a malaria control program in 1959. With her dedication, she was able to contribute almost 500 species of mosquitoes and personally named 43 of it.
The Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders opened its doors last 2002 containing more than 10,000 species carefully collected. The building has three floors and the walls are filled with glass frames with different kinds of insects inside. The framed species includes stick insects and beetles. Each display has scientific information and personal notes from the founders attached to them. There is also a huge range of fossils of bones, animals, leaves, trees, and shells. In addition, you’ll see different rocks that create the natural habitat of the bugs.
Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders is located in 72 Srimankalajarn Road, Nimmanhemin Soi 13, Suthep, Chiang Mai.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this museum is THB 100 (USD 3.50).
How to Get There
- Fly to Chiang Mai via AirAsia.
- At Chiang Mai, take a taxi or tuk-tuk to Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
One hour is enough to explore the place.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit this attraction is between 9:00 to 11:00. Large crowds usually pour in in the afternoon.
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