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

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Very informative

This is a s small, yet very informative museum. It lets you know details about the many hill tribes now settled in Thailand.The display of costumes is impressive. Also, I liked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
TomWall60
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Rockville, Maryland
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Chongqing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Northern Thailand is particularly famous for two things: minority hill tribes and drugs. This museum gives you piles of information on several hill tribes, as well as the development of the drug trade in the Golden Triangle region. If you want to travel ethically, it's a great stop, as it has many tips for how to show respect when visiting... More 

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Lake Country, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lot's of information, has not been updated for a long time, no extra info from staff, but liked learning about the Hilltribes that are a large part of Thailand.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a s small, yet very informative museum. It lets you know details about the many hill tribes now settled in Thailand.The display of costumes is impressive. Also, I liked the displays of both household and battle implements.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The text displays are interesting, but that's pretty much it. The tribal items displayed and their presentation could need more love and care

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't want to pay for the spectacle that is some hill tribe villages and learn about the opium trade this is a good place to go, the price is average.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Located on the 3rd floor of what looks like an office building in the centre of Chiang Rai, the Hill Tribe Museum is easily skipped amongst all the city's attractions, though it is very accessible via a short walk from the clock tower. Do not miss it though. The artifacts may be a little dated but it is one of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 24 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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