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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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If you have no knowledge of these ethnic groups, start here

You'll find the museum on the building's third floor. Elevator or steps. Nice, clean, modern... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2015
Saranger
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Los Angeles, California
Very informational on the ethnic groups in Thailand!

There is great information on the different ethnic groups in Thailand--where each group originated... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2015
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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Reviewed January 24, 2015

You'll find the museum on the building's third floor. Elevator or steps. Nice, clean, modern bathrooms. Entrance tickets are 50 baht per adult. Museum has exhibits and sign boards, as well as traditional clothing, model homes, and agricultural/home implements. There is also a video to...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

There is great information on the different ethnic groups in Thailand--where each group originated, what percentage is in Thailand, their culture and traditions, etc. If you have plans to see a village, I recommend starting off at this museum to give you an overview of...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2015

A cool exhibition if you have an hour to kill and its only 50B. Nice staff and a good project. Like I said if you go you also get a voucher for a free tea or coffee at Cabbages and Condoms.

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Management response:Responded October 28, 2015

We are sorry to announce that the Free Tea or coffee has been cancelled. Apologies.

Reviewed January 19, 2015

I found the presentation on the hilltribes given to us was so interesting and particularly useful as we were about to hike in those areas.

Thank Georgie S
Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum has some very good background on the Hill tribes in addition to some of the products that are made by the villagers so that you know they are genuine. We also had some fantastic help from one of the tour guides, Kaan, who...More

Thank dianel199
Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good to visit the museum before you opt-in for a tour visiting the hilltribes. It gives you an overall background of the major hilltribes residing in Thailand.

Thank xenia_p2709
Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum it self is very small and not a lot to see but it is well worth the 10bth price to view the garden behind and the view from the mountain side......

Thank norman m
Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the tribe produce items and in their native costumes. Found out later that they were not the true native hill tribes, but brought in from Chiang Mai as a human zoo attraction. Not bad, but a disappointment. They sell many items purchased...More

Thank Jerri M
Reviewed January 4, 2015

For some background on the various hill tribes before you go trekking, spend about an hour here. It's not an amazing museum, but I found it gave me some worthwhile context for some of the villages I trekked to and later saw on our slow...More

Thank Vacation-Vancouver
Reviewed January 3, 2015

Thsi is the place to go to learn about Hill Tribes. Factual, definitive ans all you ever want to know. Genuine souvenirs alos on sale - not cheap tourist tat. Recommended. They also run education trips to the Hill Tribe 30km from Chiang Rai. 50B...More

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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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