Fascinating Left the hotel 8.30am, stood on street a songthaew stopped. Nice guy we had Nancy Chandler map(fab) showed him where we wanted to go. Interesting ride to museum. Lovely peaceful area. He said he would wait for us. Walked through the mock village huts quite interesting. Onto road with food etc overlooking lake. Museum building really nice. Staff so nice and helpful. Watched the 15 minute video. This was excellent really well done good photography. Then went upstairs. It was truly amazing , if you are interested in the history and culture of these amazing people. The exhibition was well put together. We spent an enjoyable three hours in and around this tranquil area. We then got our driver to take us to the Huey Tuen Lake for couple hours - all for 800 bht. Delightful, money well spent.
Tribal Museum is free, if you want to donate a small sum of money there is a donation box, they are very welcome to visitors to anything, exhibits are very rich including clothing, tradition, there is a small gift shop, there are a lot of handicraft products from various tribes - "wallets, handbags, clothes, wall jewelry and some jewelry.
Tribal Museum has a lot of information about many mountainous ethnic groups in Thailand. The Museum was built with the help of the Japanese. All kinds of ethnic costumes are very beautiful. The museum is three stories high, situated on the edge of a big pond. There are restaurants and cafes on the shore.