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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

A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.

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The museum is a very interesting place to learn a brief history of the hill tribe people of Thailand. There is also an ethical tour company in the same building which promotes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robyn F
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little museum that describes a bit about a few of the Hilltribe and surprisingly quite a bit about the significance of Opium and it's trade in the SE Asian as well as global region. Sure, the museum references the current state of the USSR, how many of the Hilltribe children aren't so fortunate to be playing PS2s, and what... More 

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

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a very interesting place to learn a brief history of the hill tribe people of Thailand. There is also an ethical tour company in the same building which promotes responsible tourism with the hill tribes rather than exploiting them. Go to the museum before booking any tours. Cost is 50 baht entry fee.

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

Thank you for reviewing the Hilltribe Museum. We appreciate this very much. More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I believe this museum had better days, as many of the displays are either under maintenance or in acceptable/poor conditions. The staff didn't seem to care as well. I've visited a similar museum at Luang Prabang and the information and displays are properly taken care off.

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here at the end of a days touring and found it very good. We had already done a tour of the Hill Tribe so it filled in the gaps. I would recommend doing this before doing the Opium Museum and Hill Tribe tours.

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Clare, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

I wish that I had visited this museum first! I would've signed up for a tour to an accredited village rather than the ad hoc (albeit excellent) tour to 5 villages that I was taken to. Good video. Displays look a tad tired & some look like they need a good dusting. But the information is good & encourages ethical... More 

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Chongqing, China
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Northern Thailand is particularly famous for two things: minority hill tribes and drugs. This museum gives you piles of information on several hill tribes, as well as the development of the drug trade in the Golden Triangle region. If you want to travel ethically, it's a great stop, as it has many tips for how to show respect when visiting... More 

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Lake Country, Canada
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lot's of information, has not been updated for a long time, no extra info from staff, but liked learning about the Hilltribes that are a large part of Thailand.

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a s small, yet very informative museum. It lets you know details about the many hill tribes now settled in Thailand.The display of costumes is impressive. Also, I liked the displays of both household and battle implements.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 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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Reviewed 30 December 2016 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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