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Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum, Phu Wiang

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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 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 had conducted a detail drilling program and in 1976 Sudham Yaemniyom, a geologist, discovered a piece of bone on a streambed, Huai Pratu Tima, of which was later identified as a distal part of 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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  • Small museum with a focus on dinosaurs. It shows also the origin of the Earth and the years after the dinosaurs. Many bones and remains of dinosaurs, as well as a small system with reconstructed dinosaurs.
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  • Payed doubled price as tourist and didn't see anything interesting, no real fossils or new insights about dinosaurs. P.S. Also no need to do the walk through the park, there is nothing to see.  more »
  • It is an interesting (and free the day we visited) museum especially for kids with motorised dinosaurs. I also learnt for that there is a dino named after the place and princess of Thailand. There is ...  more »
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  • Good place for learn about dinosaur and you can see a lot of fossil and bones of dinosaur. This place is the first dinosaur museum in Thailand.
  • Interesting museum, lots to see including moving dinosaurs. Practically all of the signs are bilingual Thai and English. A bit hard to find, because the road signs are incomplete.
  • Good museum, nicely done with lots of information
  • Not extensive, but a nice little museum.
  • Amazing and we'll done