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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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Interesting insight

The video at the start is well worth a look as it gives a very good overview of the tribes of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gabrielle0407
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Melbourne, Australia
Always something new to Learn

A learning experience which lasted us 2 hours. Includes a slide show depicting the main various... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DeaconCanada
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“hill tribe” (86 reviews)
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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 days ago

The video at the start is well worth a look as it gives a very good overview of the tribes of Thailand and their origins. There's a good history of the Opium trade, and descriptions of each tribe and their way of living. It is...More

Thank Gabrielle0407
Reviewed 4 days ago

A learning experience which lasted us 2 hours. Includes a slide show depicting the main various hill tribes of Northern Thailand. Well worth the 50 Baht admission. A pretty decent gift shop as well.

Thank DeaconCanada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beware: this is a real museum in the city centre, not a set up hill tribe village a bit outside of chiang mai. The museum is 100 baht entry, has a lot of informative things, also gives advice how to treat hill tribes when visiting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen better waterfalls in koh Chang. But had a nice day out. Bit far out. Couldn't put things down because place is crawling. Be warned take a motorcycle and make sure you have a full tankMore

Thank richy66673
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am a bit confused how this came to be posted under the Hilltribe Museum and Education Center which is located on the 3rd Floor of the Population and Community Development Association, in downtown Chiang Rai. Perhaps the reviewer should repost it on to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poorly lit,looks deserted,nice decorations though but neglected,needs an upgrade ,easy to find but not really intersting

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I walked in front of the museum in the morning; I was not really sure if I had the time for it or if it was worth it, but reading other reviews I got intrigued. I went back in the afternoon and when I arrived...More

Thank Mirko G
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hello Mirko, Thank you for your review. Hilltribe Museum

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum and willingly paid the 50 baht (which really isn't that much considering it is a foundation) and found the whole experience to be interesting and clear. It's a traditional museum - no mod cons, but this adds to its charm and...More

Thank LeanneCirencester
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Right in the centre of Chiang Rai but easily missed as it is on the 3rd floor above the cabbages and condoms cafe. Worth a visit definitely to learn about the local hill tribes and history of the opium trade in the golden triangle. We...More

Thank thurnestar
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Alberto C. de la Paz Curator

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I don't want to take anything away from the museum because l learnt a lot there. For example, I didn't know the Karens made up 47% of the hill tribe population in the country and that there were so many different tribes. More surprisingly, I...More

1  Thank Sychim
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you are interested in visiting any of the regional Hill Tribes it is best to go through this museum to book your tours - the tour guide provided very interesting insights into the cultural of the various tribes in the region and helped us...More

Thank Stephanie D
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hello Stephanie D. Thank you for your review. Yours truly, Hilltribe Museum and Education Ctr. 3rd. Flr, PDA Building 620/25 Thanalai Rd. Chiang Rai, 57000

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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
13 September 2015|
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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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