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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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  • Kinda difficult to find because no signs stand out too much, in the city of Chiang Rai. Many minority ethnic groups living in northern Thailand. It is a museum located on the 3rd floor Office of the NPO support folk against them. Perhaps activities that do not put power to the exhibition of the Museum is largely I think. Main necessities of ordinary exhibits and ethnic costumes, were. No visitors during a visit that we did so, was soon seen video of the ethnic minorities. I like necessities for ethnic minorities was just something good to the person who knows the life of old Japan rural nostalgia feelings. But feel nothing but no interest, and do not know the old utensils and Japan now living far from self-explanatory I think. Necessities of ordinary, even nostalgic, so I wanted to take pictures, but unfortunately the hotel was prohibited.
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  • As soon as w had paid out entrance fee we wet told to take a seat in the room next door, where there was a hard wooden bench and an old tv. A video was played, which was in English, which was most int...  more »
  • Both. Y husband and I like to get history and background on where we are traveling. This was a quick stop, not too fancy, but filled with information. We learned not only about the different hill trib...  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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