The Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders is a unique and popular attraction amongst travellers to Chiang Mai. The museum is home to around 5,000 species of insects as well as a number of preserved reptiles, fossils and ancient coin collections. The museum is owned by a team of insect specialists - Manop and Dr. Rampa Rattanarithikul - who maintain the museum with an aim to conserve natural wonders and to educate the public to reconnect and care for all things from nature. Personal tours in English are also available at the Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and are usually conducted by the owners themselves. Some of the highlights of the museum include the rare and exotic insect species of Thailand such as the local Tarantulas.
Tickets cost around 300 Baht for adults
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The Local Tarantula Spiders
For Muslim travellers who require prayer facilities at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, 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 ChiangMai 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 Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders 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.