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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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  • Lot's of information, has not been updated for a long time, no extra info from staff, but liked learning about the Hilltribes that are a large part of Thailand. 
  • Very informative exhibition on the mountain villages of Thailand. A short pre-film introduces the tribe of individual life and culture. In the exhibition hall, costumes and things in daily life are issued (utensils etc.) and also woven fabrics, bags etc. for sale.
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  • This is a s small, yet very informative museum. It lets you know details about the many hill tribes now settled in Thailand.The display of costumes is impressive. Also, I liked the displays of both ho...  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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