Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum, Phu Wiang

Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum is a geological museum mainly exhibiting fossils. It is under the administration of the Department of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Royal Thai Government, and situated in the Khok Sanambin public area in Tambon Nai Muang, Wiang Kao district, Khon Kaen province in the northeastern region of Thailand. The museum was constructed with a budget from the Tourism Authority of Thailand under supervision of the Department of Mineral Resources and comprises an area of 40acre. It has been open to the public since 2001.Thailand’s first dinosaur discoveryBeginning in 1970, the US Geological Survey conducted a mineral exploration in the Phu Wiang area of Khon Kaen province and discovered a type of uranium ore, coffinite, in association with copper ores, azurite and malachite. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) later joined in. Between 1975 and 1980, the Department of Mineral Resources conducted a detailed drilling program and in 1976 Sudham Yaemniyom, a geologist, discovered a piece of bone on a streambed, Huai Pratu Tima, which was later identified as a distal part of the left femur of a sauropod dinosaur (a large plant-eating dinosaur walking with 4 legs with long neck and long tail), regarded as the first dinosaur discovery of Thailand.
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  • Near the House, but rarely come out too often. This time around, we have the opportunity to join in the mini marathon runner, Department of resource thonni and the old wiang District jointly held to invite health runner. Tourists and interested parties had come together on the rush Phu wiang National Park. I must say that on the day run so good fin woe. Although the air temperature in April 16-18° C, just because the storms into the cold air crook is very catchy runners. In addition, the Museum has had to update the exhibit inside, and the surrounding area, making shots and walkers enjoy the conveniences of education too. .. Suit you want I Kids Zone visits.
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  • This museum has impressed me. It is incredibly well designed and explained the emergence of Earth from the big bang, very impressively but understandable to the present. Very valuable just for children (but also for adults). The exhibits are interesting and numerous. I had a really great day there and learned a lot about the history and environment. But the fun comes not too short! Great Museum
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  • They have made an interesting museum where we get a glimpse into local history and most of all: How it all started, from The Big Bang! Tribute to Ministry of Natural Resources for making more than 20 ...  more »
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  • I was a bit afraid to go there. As i clearly remember Jurassic Park. Luckily there was no live dinosaurs there. But different casts of dinosaur bones found in Thailand and around the world. A few simple animatronics, and such, can also be seen.
  • If your kids are obsessed with dinosaurs like mine this place is worth a visit. Not a very big place but has some interesting information. I would suggest eating before arriving as there is little in regards to food to eat.
  • Nice compact little museum, worth a detour for. Been twice and exterior had been improved. Exhibits are informative and some decent models. Shame some older electronic parts that had broken were clearly not being maintained or fixed.
  • An interesting and good quality dinosaur museum with signs in Thai and English languages. There are clean toilets, and small shops for purchasing drinks, snacks and souvenirs. There is a free car park. There are robot dinosaurs to thrill children.
  • No much to see... A great place for fake dinosours selfies...
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