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“Thunderstorm,hilltribes and cabbages& condoms”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hill Tribe Museum

Hill Tribe Museum
Ranked #20 of 78 things to do in Chiang Rai
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Owner description: A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
Sydney, Australia
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“Thunderstorm,hilltribes and cabbages& condoms”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This is a special place to be stuck in during a torrential thunderstorm.In addition to informing visitors of the plight of hill Tribes,its volunteer staff work to educate them in adjusting to a modernising society.
The centre displays and sells their crafts. There is an excellent restaurant downstairs called "cabbages and condoms"
But back to the thunderstorm. It was so intense that we asked at the desk if they could call us a cab. The lass spoke no english,so the director of the center offered us a lift to our hotel. What ,a godsend!!.

Visited May 2013
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“Its not "smart" but good info”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Its an educational resource rather than entertainment. Do watch the video. Have your lunch downstairs.

Visited June 2013
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“Small but interesting, very informative”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The Hill Tribe Museum is a really good way to get a quick but helpful understanding of the various hill tribes in Northern Thailand, their origins, cultures, and social organization, and importantly, the difficult circumstances in which they live today. The video introduction to the different tribes is surprisingly informative, and some of the exhibitions are fascinating, such as the exhibitions on the opium trade and on the freak-show style exploitation of Karen women. (A visit to the museum will give you something to think about when you see a roadside sign with an arrow for "Long Necked Karen".) The museum is run by a non-profit foundation to help the hill tribe people, and you even get a free coffee/tea/water at Cabbages and Condoms downstairs. A good way to spend an hour or two when you need to get out of the heat, and it's for a good cause!

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hill Tribe Museum”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

This Museum was just round the corner from the Nak Nakara Hotel we were staying at. Lots of information about the different tribes, we watched a 20 minute video during our visit.
We spoke to a young lady who was a Hill Tribe weaver and she gave us her opinions of their way of life.
Lots of information on the Golden Triangle and the opium trade.
A worthwhile visit for those interested in Hill Tribes.

Visited June 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit if you are interested in the lives of the hill tribe people”
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

I personally enjoyed this.small museum. It felt like it was really supporting the people and with cabbages and condoms restaraunt downstairs as well. (Not as good as the one in Bangkok but the same principle so I always support). Wish we'd gone on day one and booked our tours through the museum but maybe others will look first. Definately go if you plan a trip to a village.

Visited June 2013
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