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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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Good for an hours wander

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
hiimbecca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Both. Y husband and I like to get history and background on where we are traveling. This was a quick stop, not too fancy, but filled with information. We learned not only about the different hill tribes (which was helpful for our visit to the hill tribes the next day) but we also learned about the evolution of the opium... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

It's informative and means that you don't need to visit the tribes homes which some of the more sensitive among us find an uncomfortable experience. However, that said I wouldn't want to put you off "going live" if you think you would like it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We spent a couple of hours here and watched a short film about the different Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand and then looked at the any artifices in the museum. We found it very interesting and chose it in preference to visiting a Karen village

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I REALLY wanted to take a full day excursion from Chiang Rai to visit some of the hill tribes. My husband and I decided that may be a bit too ambitious for this particular trip as we traveled with our children ages 8, 2, and 2 months. Instead we chose to visit the Hill Tribe Museum in downtown Chiang Rai.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a regular stop in all tours going north. However, don't expect any genuine observation of trives' life. It's nothing but a touristic site where the trives' people act as players in a show, mainly trying to sell the standard staff you see on the market. The 300 bhat entrance fee supports the villagers life, so this is the... More 

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this review

Hello, Please be informed that the Hilltribe Museum and Education Center DOES NOT have tribal people selling you souvenirs. Our entrance fee is 50 Baht and not 300 Baht. You are probably reviewing a different site where they have Long Neck Karen - an site our office refuses to support because we feel that their tourism model is exploitative. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. We learnt lots and the shop which supports the hill tribes is a great place to buy some genuine goodies to take home

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this review

Hello Kerricleaver, Thank you for reviewing the Hill Tribe Museum. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your visit with us. Yours sincerely, Alberto dela Paz (Curator) More 

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