Hill Tribe Museum, Chiang Rai

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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. Use our Chiang Rai trip planning tool to add Hill Tribe Museum and other attractions to your Chiang Rai vacation plans.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Beware: this is a real museum in the city centre, not a set up hill tribe village a bit outside of chiang mai. The museum is 100 baht entry, has a lot of informative things, also gives advice how to t...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I've seen better waterfalls in koh Chang. But had a nice day out. Bit far out. Couldn't put things down because place is crawling. Be warned take a motorcycle and make sure you have a full tank  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Poorly lit,looks deserted,nice decorations though but neglected,needs an upgrade ,easy to find but not really intersting  more »
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  • April 10, 2017
    Cold and unwelcoming atmosphere. The information is quite interesting but the museum looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1980s. 50 baht for entry is too expensive.
  • January 19, 2017
    Old and small museum but full of detailed information. Great weaving demonstration by a talented lady.
  • January 14, 2017
    Not a very big one. The video they play is interesting.
  • November 15, 2015
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    Tribal Museum located in Chiang Rai city. Helpful offer, hill tribes living in Japan to explain.
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