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Hill Tribe Museum

620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
+66 53 719 167
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Nice Hill tribe info

During our time in SE Asia, we spent quite a bit of time in the area occupied by hill tribes. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randy H
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Hill tribe museum

Hill tribe museum is a small museum showing some the history of the hill tribes through a slide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rodney G
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our time in SE Asia, we spent quite a bit of time in the area occupied by hill tribes. We visited hill tribe villages in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. We visited the tribes AND THEN visited the museum. I was fairly aware of...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hill tribe museum is a small museum showing some the history of the hill tribes through a slide show and the wandering around the small exhibition of artifacts. Good place to visit as its helps hill tribe people

Thank Rodney G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised ourselves with a 90minute stop here. Interesting and educational. It's upstairs near the gardens, easy walk from the clocktower. Definitely needs updating however to bring it up to modern day times-thought this was a bit lazy of the operators. Go see if you are...More

Thank hemingwayaway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the most fancy place, but well worth the visit. Very educational, with highlights about the influence of the opium trade and its economic impact on tribal communities. Beautiful basket weaving and a modest selection of costumes. Handicrafts are lovely. Extended tours can also be...More

Thank Pauline A
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We spent about an hr there. 30mins is spent watching an over elaborate video on the different hill tribes in Thailand. The museum is obviously very small so the video is supposed to make up for the entrance fee of 50baht. However, it's still too...More

Thank Zac C
Reviewed January 13, 2018

We did a trek with a different hill tribe NGO, but the one that runs this museum also offers treks. We went to the museum after our trek, and I would recommend going before, but either way, it is very informative and a good introduction...More

Thank BrookeJo
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello BrookeJo, Thank you very much for your review. This means very much to us. Yours sincerely, Alberto C. de la Paz

Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a small musuem on hilltribes that is run by an NGO. The entry fees is Bht 50. They showed us a short documentary on the 6 different tribes and their customs and locations which was quite informative specially on tribes stats. They have...More

Thank Lina E
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

A small but interesting museum that is worth a visit. There are 3 or 4 rooms with displays of tribal clothing, tools and photos. When you first enter you are shown a video about the various different hill tribes in Thailand.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed January 2, 2018

It is worth supporting this museum so that it keeps showing how people in the mountains and rivers lived and worked, in the past but many still nowadays! You can visit it pretty quickly (just checking items and pictures) or stop to read all the...More

Thank Montse64
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I had wanted to visit here as I was interested in understanding about the hilltribes in Thailand and their origins. We came across it by accident in the end on our last morning so it was fortuitous! Interesting short film about each hilltribe and the...More

Thank IOMtravelgirl
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Jordan B
December 4, 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
September 13, 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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