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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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Informative and concise

Not the most fancy place, but well worth the visit. Very educational, with highlights about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pauline A
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Cheap visit

We spent about an hr there. 30mins is spent watching an over elaborate video on the different hill... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Zac C
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“opium trade” (31 reviews)
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“slide show” (14 reviews)
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620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not the most fancy place, but well worth the visit. Very educational, with highlights about the influence of the opium trade and its economic impact on tribal communities. Beautiful basket weaving and a modest selection of costumes. Handicrafts are lovely. Extended tours can also be...More

Thank Pauline A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent about an hr there. 30mins is spent watching an over elaborate video on the different hill tribes in Thailand. The museum is obviously very small so the video is supposed to make up for the entrance fee of 50baht. However, it's still too...More

Thank Zac C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did a trek with a different hill tribe NGO, but the one that runs this museum also offers treks. We went to the museum after our trek, and I would recommend going before, but either way, it is very informative and a good introduction...More

Thank BrookeJo
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello BrookeJo, Thank you very much for your review. This means very much to us. Yours sincerely, Alberto C. de la Paz

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small musuem on hilltribes that is run by an NGO. The entry fees is Bht 50. They showed us a short documentary on the 6 different tribes and their customs and locations which was quite informative specially on tribes stats. They have...More

Thank Lina E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but interesting museum that is worth a visit. There are 3 or 4 rooms with displays of tribal clothing, tools and photos. When you first enter you are shown a video about the various different hill tribes in Thailand.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth supporting this museum so that it keeps showing how people in the mountains and rivers lived and worked, in the past but many still nowadays! You can visit it pretty quickly (just checking items and pictures) or stop to read all the...More

Thank Montse64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit here as I was interested in understanding about the hilltribes in Thailand and their origins. We came across it by accident in the end on our last morning so it was fortuitous! Interesting short film about each hilltribe and the...More

Thank IOMtravelgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go there if you are interested in finding out more about Hill tribes, no matter the strange location on the 3rd floor and the puzzling setup!

Thank Roland G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not exceptional but really nice little museum where you learn a lot about the different tribes around Thailand and their way of living.

Thank Charlotte V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint little museum that doesn't see many guests. The entrance fee is perhaps 50 THB, so is it not expensive at all. If you want some educational attainment regarding opium or the hill tribes before/after you go see them then stop by. Not entirely sure...More

Thank GeneralShamu
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello GeneralShamu, Thank you for your review. This means a lot to us. Yes, proceeds are donated to support development activities of the Population and Community Development Association. Yours sincerely, Alberto C. de la Paz Curator.

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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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