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Hill Tribe Museum, Chiang Rai

(2.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Learn about some of the world's swiftly disappearing traditional cultures at Hill Tribe Museum. Aimed at informing visitors about the region in the interest of promoting responsible tourism, the museum preserves the artifacts and customs of Thailand's hill dwelling peoples. Often the subject of misconceptions and persecution, the hill tribe cultures have also been threatened by forced relocation. Watch a 20-minute film before viewing further displays on subjects like the usage of bamboo in the villages and clothing. Take a moment to speak to the curators, who will eagerly share knowledge and advice with you. Put Hill Tribe Museum and other Chiang Rai attractions into our Chiang Rai trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised by this small museum. We spent about an hour here. It's really interesting, explaining about the customs and traditions of local tribes. It also gives a detailed history o...  more »
  • 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. Disp...  more »
  • From the night bazaar, Phahon Yothin road in the direction of the North and 3rd right Street Thanalai road. Located near the tourist office. There are several dusty rooms that present how lived various tribes Thai and their everyday objects, also a movie in the language of your choice (1st part). A room at the end to make purchases. Fans but they are sufficient.
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  • Nice little museum that's worth visiting if you have the time and are in the area, but don't go out of your way for it. 50 baht entry. Information is in English, and is about the exploitation of the tribes for tourists, and there's an interesting section on opium. It all feels a bit dated but it's good to support what the centre is doing.
  • Tiny but interesting, you learn something about the northern ethnic groups. There is also a small Shop of handicrafts rather cute.
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