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.Arrange your visit to Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Phu Wiang using our Phu Wiang road trip planner.
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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 »
วันหยุดทั้งที!!! วันนี้ออกจากบ้านตั้งแต่เช้าพาหนูน้อยวัย 15 เดือน มาเที่ยวโลกล้านปีที่พิพิธภัณฑ์ไดโนเสาร์ภูเวียง หนูน้อยไปแล้วไม่อยากกลับบ้านเลย เพราะมีพื้นที่โล่งๆให้ได้วิ่ง และตื่นเต้นกับอะไรใหม่ๆเพ... more »Holidays all!!! Today, out of the House since the morning, escorting little teen 15 months come the world for millions of years at Phu wiang Dinosaur Museum. Little to little house because the space is bare, and what's new with adrenaline rush has infinitely. From the car it ran non-stop as if the House itself. Amazing similarities with primeval atmosphere. There's a giant dinosaur model, play and simply take pictures of dinosaurs, each very dramatic move by having data detailing every point. The rat Zoe excited every point along the path that walks. The surrounding area is a natural beauty, ideal for relaxing exercise zone there to take photos, plus there are excavation pits, has rats, Zoe showcased digging dinosaur skeletons with.
I found this museum quite interesting. The museum itself is air conditioned and easy to walk around. We had a good afternoon walking around and taking photos. 4 Stars. more »
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.
Good for children who loves dinasour.. The kids can sit on the 10baht machine dinasour ... The souvenir shop also was good..
Nice to visit Limited display More for the msture generation who are study 15 up Text in English Simple and clear to read and understand Suggest Making a day to visit multiple sites and excavations
Very nice and clean and Quiet
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