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Tribal Museum

Lanna Rama 9 Park, Chotana Rd., Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
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Closed both times I tried to go.

There is no guarantee if you will be able to visit the museum. Also, there are no tuk tuks or... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is not a review but to let other visitors know that it is closed and will open next month... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Manila, Philippines
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“artifacts” (2 reviews)
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Lanna Rama 9 Park, Chotana Rd., Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

There is no guarantee if you will be able to visit the museum. Also, there are no tuk tuks or taxis there waiting for you. Try to figure out a way to go though.

Thank TParker922
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is not a review but to let other visitors know that it is closed and will open next month. It's out of the way and you'll just get disappointed just like me to arrive there and be told it's closed. Also, make sure you...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Relatively new building on a peninsula in the middle of a pond. Very pretty outside and for history nerds inside. Though a/c lures very strong. They give you a spare shoes for the museum carpet. If you find old agricultural tools and clothing for your...More

Thank Kate K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

the entrance is past the police station on chotana road, a little further west than the map indicates. Entrance today was an enforced 40 baht donation. A large collection of artifacts and movies. Raises more questions then it answers, but that's ok.

Thank martin s
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice, rather long, walk to this museum after lunch at Maya Mall. The setting gives a nice sense of being in the countryside. There is a beautiful and serene lake with many people fishing as well as many eating establishments located around...More

Thank Marci H
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Situated in the north of the city on the road to Fang next to the racecourse. It contains displays about various hill tribes and is built in the middle of a square lake which area is owned by the Army as well as the racecourse...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is nice to see if you are nearby, but not really worth a ride there. The exhibits were interesting, and there are explainations in english, but nothing out of the ordinary. However the location is beautiful- right in the middle of a lake....More

Thank Avital S
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Visited this museum today as it was only 20mins from where we were staying : ) It is open 8-12 and 1-4 in the afternoon the entry fee (donation) is 50 baht per person! We arrived at 12 o clock not knowing it had a...More

1  Thank Rosiedon
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We cycled to Chang Puak Road (ask for the Chang Puak Police Station, if you are coming over by public transport) and found the Tribal museum and the tribal village locked and shut, and this was on a Friday late morning around 11.30 to noon....More

Thank bboymsia
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We were not planning to visit any Hill Tribes during our stay in Chiang Mai so we thought we would check out the Tribal Museum. It's in a lovely building surrounded by a lake. Upon entering we were greeted by the friendly staff & shown...More

2  Thank ferrellius
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What about wheelchair friendliness?
18 March 2016|
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Michael F
Hi, What are the cost for entrance?
14 December 2015|
Response from ferrellius | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, I'm sorry but I don't remember how much it cost to get in to the museum. I'm sure it must have been reasonable, because if it had been expensive then I probably would have been more likely to remember it, sorry... More
People trying to get to this museum seem to have difficulty locating it. I will be staying in the old city. What's the best way to get there and about how much time it takes/cost maybe with a songthaew or a tuk-tuk? How does one get back? Google is confused, it shows two hours by car, which cannot be true. Any clarification would be appreciated.
17 July 2015|
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