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Address: 620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 53 719 167
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.

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If you like history and information on indigenous people, a good stop.

Both. Y husband and I like to get history and background on where we are traveling. This was a quick stop, not too fancy, but filled with information. We learned not only about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
LizG0409
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San Jose, California
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Shropshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as w had paid out entrance fee we wet told to take a seat in the room next door, where there was a hard wooden bench and an old tv. A video was played, which was in English, which was most interesting and have lots of facts about the origins and numbers as well as the problems in... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both. Y husband and I like to get history and background on where we are traveling. This was a quick stop, not too fancy, but filled with information. We learned not only about the different hill tribes (which was helpful for our visit to the hill tribes the next day) but we also learned about the evolution of the opium... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's informative and means that you don't need to visit the tribes homes which some of the more sensitive among us find an uncomfortable experience. However, that said I wouldn't want to put you off "going live" if you think you would like it.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here and watched a short film about the different Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand and then looked at the any artifices in the museum. We found it very interesting and chose it in preference to visiting a Karen village

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I REALLY wanted to take a full day excursion from Chiang Rai to visit some of the hill tribes. My husband and I decided that may be a bit too ambitious for this particular trip as we traveled with our children ages 8, 2, and 2 months. Instead we chose to visit the Hill Tribe Museum in downtown Chiang Rai.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a regular stop in all tours going north. However, don't expect any genuine observation of trives' life. It's nothing but a touristic site where the trives' people act as players in a show, mainly trying to sell the standard staff you see on the market. The 300 bhat entrance fee supports the villagers life, so this is the... More 

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Please be informed that the Hilltribe Museum and Education Center DOES NOT have tribal people selling you souvenirs. Our entrance fee is 50 Baht and not 300 Baht. You are probably reviewing a different site where they have Long Neck Karen - an site our office refuses to support because we feel that their tourism model is exploitative. The... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. We learnt lots and the shop which supports the hill tribes is a great place to buy some genuine goodies to take home

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this review

Hello Kerricleaver, Thank you for reviewing the Hill Tribe Museum. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your visit with us. Yours sincerely, Alberto dela Paz (Curator) More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The Hilltribe Museum and Education Center is a must see to learn about the different ethnicities in Thailand. In twenty minutes, you can learn what it would take months of cultural immersions with different tribes to learn. Learn about the cultural differences, the origins, the income generating activities, the gender differences, the houses and key tools/resources/materials the different tribes use.... More 

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this review

Hello infer2, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. This helps the Hill Tribe Museum a lot as many tourists do not understand why it is necessary to learn about the tribes BEFORE they head off to the hills. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your experience with us. Alberto (Manager) More 

Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

展示物は多くないですが、日本語ビデオを見せてくれます。それを見れば、山岳民族の概要が理解できます。手工芸品やカードも売っていて、買うことで少数民族の援助にもなります。 参加はしませんでしたが、山岳民族の村へのツアーに参加することもでき、旅行会社で申し込むような土産物を買わせるためだけの「ウソっぽい」村に連れて行かれるのではなく、本物の人達との触れ合いと学びが得られるような印象でした。次回はツアーに参加したいと思います。 Not many things were exhibited but the video was very informative. By buying suvenirs at the museum store, you can support the ethnic minorities. They also have tours to hill tribe villages which seemed to be more 'real' and informative than a visit to the long-neck village which may have been built as a suvenir shop. I'd like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I thought this a very worthwhile experience,especially for anyone who is thinking about going on a "Tour" of a Hill Tribe village. Yes the Museum is small and interesting, but the really interesting part is the educational aspect highlighted here. A lot of Tourism of Hill Tribe people is very exploitative and does not benefit the people directly. The Hill... More 

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