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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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Small but interesting museum

We'd decided against going to see any of the hill tribes - not being sure whether we felt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kathryndob
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
But much going on, video very informative

You start with a 20 minute video explaining all of the groups of Hill Tribes, how the differ and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
emily s
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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+66 53 719 167
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd decided against going to see any of the hill tribes - not being sure whether we felt comfortable with what we'd seen described as a "people zoo!, so came here instead to read about the history, see their informative video (available in various languages)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You start with a 20 minute video explaining all of the groups of Hill Tribes, how the differ and their traditions. I actually really enjoyed it despite it being fairly long. The museum itself has a good selection of artifacts from tools to traditional clothes....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to find out about the Hilltribes around Thailand. There is also plenty of information about the Opium Industry and its history. The museum has a fab collection of artefacts that you can explore, and they play you a very informative slideshow/video on...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is very small but densely packed with information. If you like reading, you will enjoy the wealth of history to discover. I would not recommend this for small children or anyone looking for more visual/interactive exhibits but if you’d like to know about...More

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review. This mean very much to us. Yours sincerely, Alberto dela Paz (Curator)

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you are interested in the many hill tribes in Northern Thailand, and particularly if you plan on visiting some of their villages, then this is a great place to start. There is plenty of information about the 9 major hill tribes, the golden triangle...More

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate this.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Firstly may I preface what I am about to write by saying even in a country like Thailand it is costly and demanding to set up and run a museum. With that in mind I believe that the Hill Tribe Museum achieves much. It explains...More

Thank Augie M
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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Augie M. Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate it.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Make sure you make a stop at this museum if you spend a couple of days on Chiang Rai. There are many tours to the tribes on the northen hills of Thailand but just going to buy some trinkets off them is a bit pointless....More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Located about 10-15 min walk from night bazaar. Museum is located on the 3rd floor of the PDA building. It is a small collection of exhibits and information about hill tribes of Thailand. Ticket 50 baht. Exhibits are interesting, organised by the different hill tribes....More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were ushered into this museum to watch a fifteen minute description of the different hill tribes.iit got a bit tedious towards the end. We saw a collection of opium pipes etc but nothing very much else to see. Can do it in half an...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Over a city walk, just to get an idea of the tribes it okay. It doesn’t have much things on display. The entrance is just 50TBH! It has a small craft shop as well.

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Jordan B
5 December 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
13 September 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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