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Highland People Discovery Museum

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Highland People Discovery Museum

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Lanna Rama 9 Park, Chotana Rd., Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai 50300 Thailand
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kavitacarnell wrote a review Jan 2020
Chiang Rai, Thailand62 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a good 90 minutes here, very informative. I love the way they present their clothing and jewellery. The exhibition had a lot of videos explaining the tribes’ history, traditions and culture so that it was easy to get the important stuff. The clothes are amazing We used grab taxi which was about 100 bhat.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Feenixwest wrote a review Dec 2019
1,474 contributions420 helpful votes
Wonderful find. This museum in a serene setting on the outskirts of ChiangMai, is perfect for learning about the various hill tribes that have migrated from China, Laos and Burma a long time ago. Each tribe had a setting with examples of clothing, rituals, and utensils well described in English too as well as a short video. The gift shop was amazing with handwork by the various tribes women. Prices were very reasonable. We hired a driver to get there and wait, as well as take us to Baan Tong Luang Outdoor Living Museum. Total for driver was 150 B and was arranged by our hotel.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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trek1canada wrote a review Dec 2019
Quathiaski Cove, Canada155 contributions92 helpful votes
I took a red truck there and because it’s a off the beaten track, I had the driver wait for me while I toured the museum and I spent time in the gift shop. It cost about 400 baht which I thought was very reasonable. I bought a beautiful handmade little basket with a handle made by a member of the Hmong people. It’s so incredibly well-made. On the way, a short distance from the museum, we passed what looked like a tribal village set up with thatched roofs and bamboo poles with some tables and chairs underneath. I would like to been able to stop there but it wasn’t in my plans and I didn’t want to just drop in as a tourist. I would have awkward taking photos of them. The museum itself is very humble and plain but it contains a wealth of information. The exhibits include valuable write ups for tourists. I spent a lot of time looking at things and expanding my knowledge about the many diverse tribes in Thailand. It’s very fascinating as many of them come from many of the surrounding mountains in neighbouring countries and they still live in a traditional way. Sadly, the changes in their lives are happening quickly. When I was on a tour last week, I saw firsthand the Women of the long necked Hill tribe and how they have to sell things in order to survive. I highly recommend this museum as a Destiination on your trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ducktalk wrote a review Oct 2019
Cowes, Australia227 contributions115 helpful votes
Oh my goodness, the staff are absolutely delightful. I'd have loved to have bought a delicious blue blouse made by a tribeswoman, but there was no room in my wee suitcase for anything more. We walked here from Nimman, thoroughly enjoyed it. Free entry but a tip very welcome. Museum info good, 15 min video when you arrive was very informative (quality not great but you get the gist). Rest of the displays good, we've seen a lot of similar info in Chiang Rai and the cultural museum in Chiang Mai. Many of the individual videos weren't working and some seating wouldn't go astray. The village house examples outside would've been great when first built, but are no longer maintained. Unfortunately. Would've been good otherwise, particularly for children. Now they're just rundown and sad. Wouldn't recommend museum for small children - wouldn't be a good outcome! Lovely little gift shop. If you buy that blue blouse, I'm smitten with envy.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Iman Alshamsi wrote a review Aug 2019
14 contributions5 helpful votes
Small museum in a park. We went there on a rainy day. We watched a 15 min video about different mountain tribes which was informative.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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