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Hill Tribe Museum, Chiang Rai
(2.9/5 based on 300+ 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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  • For the 50 bath. For a cheap museum in Thailand neatly set up. Don't expect fancy Dutch museum with inactive fuss, just look around yourself and read it. You should have done before you visit a hilltribe plans. Pity 1 star reviewers that the rules of not shooting to the.
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  • Where is slightly confusing. Will told me was asked what to enter and where we were from, watch the video of Japan. It is easy to understand on the tribe to know the video commentary. Exhibit is not terribly interesting, only the costumes are attracted by eye. By the way the photo shoot is NG.
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  • We spent a couple of hours here and watched a short film about the different Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand and then looked at the any artifices in the museum. We found it very interesting and chose...  more »
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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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