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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. 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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TripAdvisor
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 Lu...  more »
  • 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 Museu...  more »
Google
  • 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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