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Small but interesting

We visited this museum prior to visiting the hill tribes and found it very informative. It is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alicia C
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Tampa, Florida
Basic but informative

Took the family here and found it very informative. The displays are pretty basic but glad we went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Malincza
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Sydney, Australia
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
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620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a small museum with a lot of information presented fairly basically. BUT it is SO worth a visit. There’s loads of info on northern thailand’s hill tribes and the golden triangle’s opium trade. If you want to truly learn about the area, this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarahcF5282XI
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a small but delightful museum. It gives you a real appreciation of the 1m odd primarily hilltribes cultures that are in Thailand. The video is in several languages so just ask for your preference at reception. Cost is 50 baht. It takes about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Grant H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small basic museum with interesting video about the Hill tribes. Does not take much time to see and get the history

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank westendave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum prior to visiting the hill tribes and found it very informative. It is a small museum but we learned a lot by visiting. If you have time I recommend stopping by, especially if you plan to visit the hill tribe villages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A diassshow gave an overall impression of the background of the tribes. The collection was not of many items, but gave some idea about these people and their lives. Museum did not recommend visiting the tribes, due to exploitation og the tribes people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FrankieAdk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family here and found it very informative. The displays are pretty basic but glad we went. We decided against going to visit the Karen Long neck village from what we read about the exploitation of these people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Malincza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small, slightly old-fashioned museum, but we found it to be well worth the visit and it made a lasting impresssion not just because of the in-depth, candid nature of its information, but also because of its underlying commitment to help move its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank HertfordPeter
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Something that we do not see everyday back in cities. There is great value and hidden meanings behind many sculptures!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jonsan777
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

If you have some free time and want to learn about the different hill tribes, please visit this museum. Very small but informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Caliguy03
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This is a small museum located in the centre of Chiang Rai. It is rather old fashioned but it does contain some interesting items. Much of the text is in English as is the introductory video. Worth a short visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Merevaik
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Jordan B
4 December 2016|
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Response from RoamingAsia | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves correctly, yes. You will take an elevator up from the parking level and then the museum is all on one level. The video and some of the costumes are in a slightly different area, but I am fairly certain there... More
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gonnago2015
13 September 2015|
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Response from Escape-overseas | Reviewed this property |
The staff at the Hill Tribe museum are very helpful and at the time of my visit included a lady from the hill tribes involved in weaving fabrics, creating a working exhibit. I did not ask about visiting the tribes, having... More
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gonnago2015
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Response from Jonsayers | Reviewed this property |
November to February is the best season. It's cooler in the north anyway. But the mountain breezes make this season very comfortable with very few mosquitoes.
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