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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 was a small ramp to go access that. When we were there (mid week) it was not crowded at all and there was ample space to maneuver a wheelchair or strollers.
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
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 done so on a previous trip. You should be aware however that such visits are somewhat staged, the people can be little more than exhibits on show for the purpose of tourist photos. During one of my visits I flew from Chiang Mai to Mai Hong Son, relatively inexpensive, where the weekly market included customers from the hill tribes, most notably ladies from the long neck tribe. The trip can also be made by road, although considerably more time consuming.
As for the location of the museum accommodation is readily available nearby. I stayed at the Nak Nakara hotel on the opposite side of the same block and have no hesitation in recommending it. I have also reviewed this hotel and is available via my review profile. Regards Roger