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Hill Tribe Museum

620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
+66 53 719 167
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Interesting tour

If you are interested in visiting any of the regional Hill Tribes it is best to go through this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie D
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Toronto
Too Commercialized!

Felt like the Native Hill Tribe people were being used as props for tourist and did not look happy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ActionAdventure1
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Revelstoke
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A cultural exploration of the nine major hill tribes.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“opium trade” (29 reviews)
“hill tribe” (84 reviews)
“slide show” (12 reviews)
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620/25 Thanalai Road | Population and Community Development Association, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
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+66 53 719 167
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in visiting any of the regional Hill Tribes it is best to go through this museum to book your tours - the tour guide provided very interesting insights into the cultural of the various tribes in the region and helped us...More

Thank Stephanie D
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Stephanie D. Thank you for your review. Yours truly, Hilltribe Museum and Education Ctr. 3rd. Flr, PDA Building 620/25 Thanalai Rd. Chiang Rai, 57000

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt like the Native Hill Tribe people were being used as props for tourist and did not look happy. I felt bad for their exploitation.More

Thank ActionAdventure1
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ActionAdventure1, The review you have written should not be for the Hilltribe Museum which is located on the 3rd floor of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) in Downtown Chiang Rai. The place you are reviewing is probably that site where they have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, colourful and shocking tour. The ladies make amazing handy crafts, they have these on offer to sell and you can watch them at work also. The hill tribe women live a very simple existence which seems to have been frozen in time. The...More

Thank AngieSP2
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello AngieSP2, It seems to me that the review you wrote should be attributed to another location and NOT the Hill Tribe Museum and Education Center which is located on the 3rd Floor of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) building in downtown Chiang...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum practically contains only two rooms, one where you can see the slides about different hill tribes, the other where there are laminated information postcards about the hill tribes. Third room is a shop. It costs 50 bhats and it's not worth it. You...More

Thank Kinga J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting, smallish museum, that is still developing. Well worth a visit if hill tribe history interests you.

Thank Sali C
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the Hilltribe Museum. We truly appreciate it. Alberto C. de la Paz Curator

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had some trouble finding this place, as not many locals seem to know about it, which is a pity as it is really interesting. You learn all about the hill tribes in Northern Thailand: their customs and traditions, tribal costumes, the former opium trade,...More

Thank mikkjel_dag
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hello mikkjel_dag, Thank you for your review. We Truly appreciate it. Alberto

Reviewed 31 May 2017

It was an interesting visit, but I think the whole place should be updated. It looked a little worn out.

Thank Eivlid
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum that describes a bit about a few of the Hilltribe and surprisingly quite a bit about the significance of Opium and it's trade in the SE Asian as well as global region. Sure, the museum references the current state of the USSR,...More

Thank 122sethe
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your review. This helps us much.

Reviewed 4 April 2017

The museum is a very interesting place to learn a brief history of the hill tribe people of Thailand. There is also an ethical tour company in the same building which promotes responsible tourism with the hill tribes rather than exploiting them. Go to the...More

1  Thank Robyn F
AlbertodelaPaz, Manager at Hill Tribe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for reviewing the Hilltribe Museum. We appreciate this very much.

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I believe this museum had better days, as many of the displays are either under maintenance or in acceptable/poor conditions. The staff didn't seem to care as well. I've visited a similar museum at Luang Prabang and the information and displays are properly taken care...More

Thank Fabio T
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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
13 September 2015|
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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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