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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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  • We had some trouble finding this place, as not many locals seem to know about it, which is a pity as it is really interesting. You learn all about the hill tribes in Northern Thailand: their customs a...  more »
  • It was an interesting visit, but I think the whole place should be updated. It looked a little worn out.  more »
  • 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 mus...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Old and small museum but full of detailed information. Great weaving demonstration by a talented lady.
  • Not a very big one. The video they play is interesting.
  • 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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