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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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Well worth a visit

We visited this museum and willingly paid the 50 baht (which really isn't that much considering it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LeanneCirencester
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Cirencester
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A little gem easy to miss

Right in the centre of Chiang Rai but easily missed as it is on the 3rd floor above the cabbages... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thurnestar
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Adelaide, Australia
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“opium trade” (29 reviews)
“hill tribe” (85 reviews)
“slide show” (13 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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Felt like the Native Hill Tribe people were being used as props for tourist and did not look happy. I felt bad for their exploitation.More

Thank ActionAdventure1
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hello ActionAdventure1, The review you have written should not be for the Hilltribe Museum which is located on the 3rd floor of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) in Downtown Chiang Rai. The place you are reviewing is probably that site where they have...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, colourful and shocking tour. The ladies make amazing handy crafts, they have these on offer to sell and you can watch them at work also. The hill tribe women live a very simple existence which seems to have been frozen in time. The...More

Thank AngieSP2
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hello AngieSP2, It seems to me that the review you wrote should be attributed to another location and NOT the Hill Tribe Museum and Education Center which is located on the 3rd Floor of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) building in downtown Chiang...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The museum practically contains only two rooms, one where you can see the slides about different hill tribes, the other where there are laminated information postcards about the hill tribes. Third room is a shop. It costs 50 bhats and it's not worth it. You...More

Thank Kinga J
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

An interesting, smallish museum, that is still developing. Well worth a visit if hill tribe history interests you.

Thank Sali C
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for your review of the Hilltribe Museum. We truly appreciate it. Alberto C. de la Paz Curator

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had some trouble finding this place, as not many locals seem to know about it, which is a pity as it is really interesting. You learn all about the hill tribes in Northern Thailand: their customs and traditions, tribal costumes, the former opium trade,...More

Thank mikkjel_dag
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hello mikkjel_dag, Thank you for your review. We Truly appreciate it. Alberto

Reviewed 31 May 2017

It was an interesting visit, but I think the whole place should be updated. It looked a little worn out.

Thank Eivlid
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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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