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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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Surprisingly interesting

The museum is very small but densely packed with information. If you like reading, you will enjoy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
starfruit85
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London
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A great insight into the hill tribes and their origins

If you are interested in the many hill tribes in Northern Thailand, and particularly if you plan on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
el-supremo
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“opium trade” (33 reviews)
“slide show” (19 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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"opium trade"
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"slide show"
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"cabbages condoms"
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"informative video"
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"a small gift shop"
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"short film"
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"northern thailand"
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"baht entry fee"
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"interesting insight"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"golden triangle"
in 19 reviews
"their lives"
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"long neck tribe"
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"on display"
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"interesting place"
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"night bazaar"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum is very small but densely packed with information. If you like reading, you will enjoy the wealth of history to discover. I would not recommend this for small children or anyone looking for more visual/interactive exhibits but if you’d like to know about...More

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AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. This mean very much to us. Yours sincerely, Alberto dela Paz (Curator)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the many hill tribes in Northern Thailand, and particularly if you plan on visiting some of their villages, then this is a great place to start. There is plenty of information about the 9 major hill tribes, the golden triangle...More

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

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate this.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly may I preface what I am about to write by saying even in a country like Thailand it is costly and demanding to set up and run a museum. With that in mind I believe that the Hill Tribe Museum achieves much. It explains...More

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

Hello Augie M. Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you make a stop at this museum if you spend a couple of days on Chiang Rai. There are many tours to the tribes on the northen hills of Thailand but just going to buy some trinkets off them is a bit pointless....More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Located about 10-15 min walk from night bazaar. Museum is located on the 3rd floor of the PDA building. It is a small collection of exhibits and information about hill tribes of Thailand. Ticket 50 baht. Exhibits are interesting, organised by the different hill tribes....More

Thank yeonghaur
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were ushered into this museum to watch a fifteen minute description of the different hill tribes.iit got a bit tedious towards the end. We saw a collection of opium pipes etc but nothing very much else to see. Can do it in half an...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Over a city walk, just to get an idea of the tribes it okay. It doesn’t have much things on display. The entrance is just 50TBH! It has a small craft shop as well.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Small museum with an introductory slide show that was worth viewing. Provided a start to understanding a bit about the many tribes within the country.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

During our time in SE Asia, we spent quite a bit of time in the area occupied by hill tribes. We visited hill tribe villages in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. We visited the tribes AND THEN visited the museum. I was fairly aware of...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Hill tribe museum is a small museum showing some the history of the hill tribes through a slide show and the wandering around the small exhibition of artifacts. Good place to visit as its helps hill tribe people

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Jordan B
4 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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