Ban Mai Chay Nam came up as a must visit restaurant when I was researching for places to visit in Khao Yai.

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Being a river side restaurant with a vintage museum in the restaurant itself, it easily made my shortlist.

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The place really did not disappoint me at all. We met the owners and got a tour of the restaurant and their new hotel resort which we did not know about before our visit.

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The museum was huge with so much to see. If you appreciate collectibles and vintage pieces, you will love this place.

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Their hotel is huge. We got a tour of the place though it was not fully opened yet.

Restaurant

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Our purpose of visiting Ban Mai Chay Nam was actually to have dinner at their restaurant.

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A river side restaurant with a vintage museum was something we just had to check out.

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The place is actually really huge and there are tons of seating options here.

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We got to speak to the owners and they told us that they actually get full house occupancy during the Khao Yai peak season during winter.

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I had a lot of fun exploring both the museum and the restaurant.

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Here is the food we ate when we were there.

Prawns

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Soup

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Skewered Pork

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Cashew Chicken. This is one of their best sellers and recommended dishes. I have to say, I really was not disappointed, I loved it. There was a crisp to the chicken and the meat was not dry.

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Coconut by the river, what could be more perfect than that?

Resort Hotel

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Apart from the restaurant and museum, Ban Mai Chay Nam actually expanded and built a resort hotel. Located just opposite the restaurant and museum, the hotel is just a bridge away.

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Even the resort area is full of collectibles and adorable decor like this ferocious attack dog.

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This is the hotel swimming pool. With chairs and swings around, the pool area is a perfect place to relax at.

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The hotel stretches along the river and they even have a room with a waterfall view.

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This is what one of their rooms looks like.

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I love the homely feel their rooms have.

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This is the balcony of the room.

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If you are planning a trip to Khao Yai, you can contact them for more information at their Facebook page.

Museum

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I do not think I need to say much about the museum except that it was much bigger then I expected.

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They have lots of superhero figures there.

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Batman watches over the museum.

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The owners find collectibles from all over the world, many of which are vintage.

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Foosball!

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More Batman.

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A new piece to their collections, a Jared Leto Joker.

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I think you can tell I like batman from the pictures I took.

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Mr Bean! If you watched Mr Bean before, spot the little things here which represents his adventures.

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Car collectibles.

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Terminator!

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These Thai collectibles are some of their most prized pieces.

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They even have Elvis!

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More superhero pieces.

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Captain America!

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Be sure to bring your camera because you will regret it if you don’t.

[Khao Yai] Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant, Museum and Hotel