Tribal Museum

Attraction Tribal Museum Mueang Chiang Mai District Chiang Mai Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

1 hour
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
02:00 PM
03:30 PM
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Cultural
Museum
Kids
Free
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The Tribal museum exhibits ways of life, culture, beliefs, and local wisdom of those tribes, which are intellectually conveyed through artistic objects displayed in the museum.

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Why Tribal Museum is special ?

A visit to the Tribal Museum is strongly recommended as an introduction to the cultures and practices of the current hill tribes of northern Thailand. This museum serves as an extensive resource center for the tribal cultures, and the visitor will certainly leave with a better understanding of each hill tribe. It is unique and compact, and together with the nearby National Museum of Chiang Mai, can be viewed in half a day. It was established in 1965 by the Department of Public Welfare of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Thailand, and moved to the present sight in 1997. The first floor is of most interest to the visitor.


Source: http://www.thailandsworld.com/index.cfm?p=339

What to explore at Tribal Museum?

Set in the King Rama IX Lanna Garden on Chotana Road, the exhibitions of this ethnology museum are tribute to the people and culture of nine significant hill tribes: Karen (Kariang), Hmong (Meo), Mien (Yao), Lisu (Liso), Akha (Iko), Lahu (Musoe), Lau,Thin, and Khamu, including the minority tribe of Malabri. The museum exhibits different ways of life, culture, beliefs, and local wisdom of each tribe through displays of cultural artifacts and objects related to the cultures. 


Source: http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Tribal-Museum--4007

Selling points

  • A Worthwhile place
  • A beautiful museum in a peaceful lake
  • It’s reopened. Well worth the trip
  • An interesting museum with an outdoor model hous
  • Get to know about the hill-tribes of Northern Thailand
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Total travel distance
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Visited the museum that was out of the centre with the outdoor model houses. Seemed closed when we first arrived but we headed to a main office where a truly lovely gentleman, the director, joined us and explained the museum. There is a small amount of factual information explaining each tribe, the social structures, familial traditions etc, accompanied by photos. Then the director personally took us round each style of tribal dwelling, explaining the layout and structure, the implements inside for cooking, worship, music etc and clothing styles. Some of the huts are actually lived in by tribes people, who walmly welcomed us to look around their home despite being sat down to lunch. The director's english was not brilliant but he tried his best to describe things to us and showed an interest in us personally, where we had been, where we were going etc. He gave us loads of leaflets on other places to visit in chiang mai too. There is a gift shop where charming handicrafts from the tribe are sold including sweet little thai worry dolls for children, purses, bags and bookmarks. Museum is free. Had a wonderful time and left feeling more informed.

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This museum has two sections, the building on the lake, and the area with the hill tribe buildings near the entrance from the main road. The building on the lake has had a fire and apparently is due to open in December 2013.The area with the buildings is lovely for a quiet stroll, and has some information about the different hill tribes around northern Thailand. The gentleman in charge could also speak some English if you had questions. There will be a Hmong festival happening in mid February 2013.The area is a bit out of the way from other attractions, but is very calm and peaceful and a nice change from some of the high powered attractions around town.

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Is museum is now closed an no one could tell me when and if it will open again. We went there today, and many of the windows were broken and the gates were locked. Don't bother wasting your time trying to go here. It's too bad that both this museum and the textile museum are both closed. If Chiang Mai wants to be a tourist attraction.....they need to provide things to attract us besides "Flight of the Gibbons".

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“Visited the museum that was out of the center with the outdoor model houses. Seemed closed when we first arrived but we headed to a main office where a truly lovely gentleman, the director, joined us and explained the museum. There is a small amount of factual information explaining each tribe, the social structures, and familial traditions etc, accompanied by photos. Then the director personally took us round each style of tribal dwelling, explaining the layout and structure, the implements inside for cooking, worship, music etc and clothing styles. Some of the huts are actually lived in by tribes people, who warmly welcomed us to look around their home despite being sat down to lunch. The director's English was not brilliant but he tried his best to describe things to us and showed an interest in us personally, where we had been, where we were going etc. He gave us loads of leaflets on other places to visit in chiang mai too. There is a gift shop where charming handicrafts from the tribe are sold including sweet little thai worry dolls for children, purses, bags and bookmarks. Museum is free. Had a wonderful time and left feeling more informed.”

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