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Very interesting

Although the place is rather dusty and very old fashioned, it is a very nice place where to learn... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JMGeneva
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Geneva, Switzerland
Nice little museum

This nice little museum gives you a inside of the different hill tribe people in the region of... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
G1923JTpeterm
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Bern, Switzerland
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
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620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Shaz135
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

It is good to see. They have a bit of stuff, the things about opium are very interesting. The different tribes are interesting.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

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

Thank zephyrwilkins
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hello zephyrwilkins, Thank you very much for your review. This means very much to the Hilltribe Museum and to me personally. Yours sincerely, Alberto C. de la Paz Curator

Reviewed 15 July 2018

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.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank KHillery
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ducktalk
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Hello, 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. Yours sincerely, Alberto C. de la Paz Curator

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 5 June 2018

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

Thank Leccy_26_
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We truly appreciate this.

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Jordan B
4 December 2016|
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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
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gonnago2015
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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
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gonnago2015
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Response from Jonsayers | Reviewed this property |
November to February is the best season. It's cooler in the north anyway. But the mountain breezes make this season very comfortable with very few mosquitoes.
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