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Address: 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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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.

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Very informative

This is a s small, yet very informative museum. It lets you know details about the many hill tribes now settled in Thailand.The display of costumes is impressive. Also, I liked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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Rockville, Maryland
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Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I believe this museum had better days, as many of the displays are either under maintenance or in acceptable/poor conditions. The staff didn't seem to care as well. I've visited a similar museum at Luang Prabang and the information and displays are properly taken care off.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here at the end of a days touring and found it very good. We had already done a tour of the Hill Tribe so it filled in the gaps. I would recommend doing this before doing the Opium Museum and Hill Tribe tours.

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Clare, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

I wish that I had visited this museum first! I would've signed up for a tour to an accredited village rather than the ad hoc (albeit excellent) tour to 5 villages that I was taken to. Good video. Displays look a tad tired & some look like they need a good dusting. But the information is good & encourages ethical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Northern Thailand is particularly famous for two things: minority hill tribes and drugs. This museum gives you piles of information on several hill tribes, as well as the development of the drug trade in the Golden Triangle region. If you want to travel ethically, it's a great stop, as it has many tips for how to show respect when visiting... More 

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Lake Country, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lot's of information, has not been updated for a long time, no extra info from staff, but liked learning about the Hilltribes that are a large part of Thailand.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a s small, yet very informative museum. It lets you know details about the many hill tribes now settled in Thailand.The display of costumes is impressive. Also, I liked the displays of both household and battle implements.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The text displays are interesting, but that's pretty much it. The tribal items displayed and their presentation could need more love and care

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't want to pay for the spectacle that is some hill tribe villages and learn about the opium trade this is a good place to go, the price is average.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Located on the 3rd floor of what looks like an office building in the centre of Chiang Rai, the Hill Tribe Museum is easily skipped amongst all the city's attractions, though it is very accessible via a short walk from the clock tower. Do not miss it though. The artifacts may be a little dated but it is one of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

As soon as w had paid out entrance fee we wet told to take a seat in the room next door, where there was a hard wooden bench and an old tv. A video was played, which was in English, which was most interesting and have lots of facts about the origins and numbers as well as the problems in... More 

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