Tribal Museum, Chiang Mai

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  • The museum is free to visit, however, if you feel you want to donate a small sum, there is a donation box, and they are very appreciative of anything you give. I found the exhibits very informative. I...  more »
  • Hello I walked to the museum from the city wall. It took 1 and 15 minute. or take a tuk tuk one way and walk back on the main rode to catch a tuk tuk back into the old city. It was not too hot. Pretty...  more »
  • I visited both the Lanna Cultural Center and the Tribal Museum while I was in Chiang Mai and I think the Tribal Museum was far more informative. You start out watching a fifteen minute video that cove...  more »
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  • Found this museum to be really interesting and helpful in its discussion of N. Thailand's hill tribes. The outside portion is also pretty good and builds out one building each from many of said cultures. Only drawback is that it's very far from old city / river. Would suggest renting a tuktuk/taxi to go here and to 7 spires temple then bring back to old city or somewhere else of interest.
  • It can improve a lot by adding more distinctiveness of their lifestyle now too. - By Siam Innoventure Drive for Siam Innovation District -
  • This is a government run museum and much more elaborated than the one in Chiang Rai. They showed us a short documentary about the different tribes at the beginning of the visit. In the second floor there are sections for each tribe showing their customs,traditional wear,  socio-economic activities and poltical organization. Quite informative. Also in each section there is a small screen with short documentary on each tribe  The last floor showcase projects the government has done for the tribes. The tribes events calendar is very elaborated and informative.   Entry is free and donation is encouraged. Just a few meters from this musuem there is a hill tribe village museum which has model houses of hill tribes. Entry is free quite interesting as it shows life size homes of each tribe.
  • Good information about the different ethnic hill tribes in the north of Thailand
  • Interesting but limited materials.
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