A visit to the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center can be a rewarding visit to travellers who wish to learn more about the local culture and traditions of Chiang Mai. The museum was established in 1997 and is housed in an old building that was built during the 1920s. The permanent exhibition collection - which is located towards the front of the building - comprises 15 main exhibit halls. These include exhibit halls pertaining to - Chiang Mai Today, The Prehistory of Chiang Mai, The Civilization of Two Valleys, Establishment of the City, Environment and Culture, The Past 100 Years and Good Aspects of Chiang Mai - which are all housed on the first floor. On the second floor, visitors will be able to witness exhibits on: The Historical Building, The Dynastic Rulers, Life on the Banks of the Ping River, People of the Old City, Buddhism and the People, Phra Pokklao, Agricultural Society and Mountain People.
Tickets cost around 90 Baht for adults
Open daily (except on Mondays) from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The permanent exhibit collection on the first and second floors
For Muslim travellers who require prayer facilities at Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, it is possible to enquire for a private area to be used during prayer times. Muslim travellers may also visit some of the mosques in Chiang Mai such as the Chiang Mai Masjid – which is the oldest Masjid in the city – and the Chang Phuak Mosque and the San Pa Khoi Mosque which are all located within city limits.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center could opt for some of the prominent Halal restaurants in Chiang Mai such as the Arabia, Shere Shiraz, Le Spice and Asma, that serve an enticing range of South Asian and Thai Halal cuisine. An abundance of vegetarian options are also available in Chiang Mai and offer a delightful alternative at times when Halal food is not readily available.