The Tribal Museum in Chiang Mai
- Last Updated on 18 December 2012
- By Khun Nick Atookla
The Tribal Museum of Chiang Mai is a resource center established in 1965 as a result of a proposal by the noted anthropologist Prof. W.R. Geddes, for the study and preservation of the art and culture of the hill-tribe people of northern Thailand. By studying and making the world aware of the culture it will explain and preserve their history. It is located now since 1998 in its modern three-story building located by the lake surrounded by the Suan Lor Gao public park were you can relax and enjoy.
The hill tribes in northern Thailand include the Hmong, Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Karen and Yao and Tai Yai , The long neck Karen are not native t the area. The Tribal Museum preserve and displays many of the traditional hill-tribe attire and artifacts including agricultural equipment, spiritual items, colorful embroidery, weapons, hunting traps and a of course a variety of musical instruments and jewelery.
Entry Fee: Free ( a small donation would be appreciated)
Ratchamangkla Park, Chang Puak Road, (300 meters north of the first ring road) Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tel: +66 53 221 933
located on the grounds of Ratchamangkala Park (Suan Lor Gao) on Chotana Road, just past (900 meters or so) the super highway (first ring road) The museum is open weekdays 9AM-4PM, with a slide and video presentation daily at10AM-2PM. Special group tours at weekends are possible with notice.
For more information contact "The Hilltribe Institute Museum", Chotana Road +66 53-210872 / +66 53-211933