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Although the place is rather dusty and very old fashioned, it is a very nice place where to learn conveniently about the various hill tribes. You’ll get all the basic information on clearly written English texts. the artefacts are not very well displayed but still...More
This nice little museum gives you a inside of the different hill tribe people in the region of Chiang Rai. There is also an audio presentation available in different languages. It is worse to visit the museum. The staff is very friendly.
I'm so glad we came here this morning. They've done a really good job! Lots of information about the tribes and opium trade. We had no idea about the history and treatment of the Katen Tribe and probably would have done a tour there until...More
I'm a museum-lover, so I am biased towards museums in general. That being said, I appreciated this museum for its large range of objects - clothes, tools, housewares, etc. They did a good job at reviewing information, and adding to it, in each section so...More
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018
Thank you very much for your review. This means very much to the Hilltribe Museum and to me personally.
Alberto C. de la Paz
Certainly worth a visit. A small museum with lots of interesting facts and displays. you ca aso purchase handcrafts and clothing from the hill tribes. It is upstairs and little hard to find but worth the effort.
Despite the video being well made I would have liked an audio/multimedia aids around the items as we went around. Something interactive for the kids would have been great as well. Worth while going here before you’re thinking of going on any tours.
We both really enjoyed the video on the hill tribes and could've happily sat through a longer version (particularly as we found chairs and could happily lean back). Whoever was narrating spoke at a moderate pace which allowed time to take in the information. There...More
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018
Thank you very much for your candid review of the HIlltribe Museum. I loved all your comments - including those critical of some of our activities such as our view regarding elephant riding.
Alberto C. de la Paz
My primary motivation for visiting Chiang Rai was to learn about the ethnic minorities or the Hill tribes living in northern Thailand. This small museum is not glitzy but it contains a wealth of information. There is a twenty minute slide show which gives information...More
I went here as I read about it Into Lonely Planet. So insightful and educational about the hilltribes. I learnt so much about some of the struggles the hilltibe communities face. It gives a great background into the different hill tribes in Thailand’s North. May...More
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018
Thank you for your lovely review. We truly appreciate this.
Response from RoamingAsia | Reviewed this property |
If memory serves correctly, yes. You will take an elevator up from the parking level and then the museum is all on one level. The video and some of the costumes are in a slightly different area, but I am fairly certain there... More
If memory serves correctly, yes. You will take an elevator up from the parking level and then the museum is all on one level. The video and some of the costumes are in a slightly different area, but I am fairly certain there was a small ramp to go access that. When we were there (mid week) it was not crowded at all and there was ample space to maneuver a wheelchair or strollers.
Response from Escape-overseas | Reviewed this property |
The staff at the Hill Tribe museum are very helpful and at the time of my visit included a lady from the hill tribes involved in weaving fabrics, creating a working exhibit. I did not ask about visiting the tribes, having... More
The staff at the Hill Tribe museum are very helpful and at the time of my visit included a lady from the hill tribes involved in weaving fabrics, creating a working exhibit. I did not ask about visiting the tribes, having done so on a previous trip. You should be aware however that such visits are somewhat staged, the people can be little more than exhibits on show for the purpose of tourist photos. During one of my visits I flew from Chiang Mai to Mai Hong Son, relatively inexpensive, where the weekly market included customers from the hill tribes, most notably ladies from the long neck tribe. The trip can also be made by road, although considerably more time consuming.
As for the location of the museum accommodation is readily available nearby. I stayed at the Nak Nakara hotel on the opposite side of the same block and have no hesitation in recommending it. I have also reviewed this hotel and is available via my review profile. Regards Roger