Hill Tribe Museum
Hill Tribe Museum
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,073 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is a nicely kept and nicely curated museum about the hill tribes that live mainly in Northern Thailand. Sections of the museum are dedicated to the different hill tribes and a large section near the entrance with information about poppy cultivation and the production of opium in and around the Golden Triangle.

The sections about the main hill tribes have artefacts from the tribe, models of their domestic situation and information about both their lives and customs. All the information was pretty easy to digest.

There's also a 20 minute video documentary about the people, but looks like it was created about 20 years ago.

The most important thing is that I came away having learned something and that's the point of a museum.
Written 16 April 2024
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Hill Tribes Museum is located on the 3rd floor of the PDA building - Population and Community Development. After paying 100 Thb for 2, we first watched an excellent 20 minute slide presentation that detailed the geographic area, population size, agriculture practices and costumes of each hill tribe.
There are almost 1 million people and six main tribes currently located in the north of Thailand.
Written 5 March 2024
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Laura
England, UK35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A very outdated museum. Lots of the information was dated 2001 or over 10 years old! Not sure if the video or the information is still relevant!? It's interesting to learn about opium and the opium poppy but I'm not sure any of the information about the tribes is correct for 2023. I would not recommend it unless you need to avoid the heat of the day or rain.
Written 16 September 2023
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,867 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The exhibits are rather ho-hum and not really curated well. Apparently from the updates, the exhibits and the video shown has not been updated in decades. The best thing about the museum is the clean toilets and the toy pig on the counter for calling the person on duty.
Written 3 March 2023
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Evgenii
Krasnodar, Russia6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Nice place with different tribe's stuff and informative video and texts. It's worth visiting if you are in Chiang-Rai.
Written 9 December 2021
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Alain K
Bangkok, Thailand375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Good displays, with plenty of bilingual explanations on the hill tribes and on opium, accompanied by good background information on history
Written 5 April 2021
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Fenella H
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Interesting museum which breaks down the history of Hilltribes in Thailand and their differences in culture, beliefs and life including dress, houses, relationships etc. Only there for an hour max but lovely to see that local authorities recognise their heritage and working with them to preserve the history whilst increasing quality of life such as access to healthcare and education.
Written 16 February 2021
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Mark S
Knoxville, TN105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Excellent opportunity to learn about the hill tribes, many displays, artifacts, videos. Surprisingly, the hill tribes are not permitted citizenship in Thailand. They deserve attention.
Written 7 May 2020
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robertolong
Turin, Italy293 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We came back the second time after 8 years, but we notice no improvement in the layout nor in the pieces of art. The museum has to be reconsidered and updated.
Written 8 April 2020
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Robert L
Falmouth, UK372 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Went to visit in a group
Not worth wasting your time
When you actually see the people they don’t seem like tribes people
Just anybody out in the sticks selling rubbish
Save your time
Written 7 March 2020
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