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Background :

The Hilltribe Museum is a public-benefit organization which aims to help educate local and foreign tourists about Hilltribes' fast disappearing culture. The Museum aims to preserve artifacts and to provide information to tourists and tour operators so that responsible tourism can occur. When people are informed about Hilltribe culture, it is hope that negative impact of tourism on Hilltribe life will be minimized.
The Hilltribe Museum is under the supervision of the Population and Community Development Association



History And Trade Of Opium
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The Museum shows information about the 5,500 year history of opium, how it reached Asia and its impact on Hilltribe people. This section will broaden your perspective opium and its abuse.

The Hilltribe Museum and Education Center : has just gotten BIGGER. We have moved to the new Building of the Population and Community Development Association in Chiang- Rai province, which is adjacent to the Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant.
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The Hilltribe Museum: is conveniently located near the center of Chiang-Rai. It is walking distance from major hotels like the Wiang Inn and Wangcome Hotels as well as the Golden Triangle Inn.
Scholarships Donations to the Hilltribe Museum:  are used to support higher education of Hilltribe students. As of the end of December 2000, a total of 200 students have already been supported. The education of female Hilltribe students is our priority as many end up in the commercial sex industry.
Alternative Tourism:  The Hilltribe Museum along with the PDA Tour Office is pioneering in a project on alternative tourism wherein Hilltribe Village receive move benefit from the tourism activity. This project called the Lorcha Project will be a community-based tourism project which is being supported by the Association of Thai Tourist Agencies (ATTA) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
Blanket and Sweater Donation:   During the winter months, (November to mid-March) temperatures often drops to the low 10's especially in the hilly areas. The Hilltribe Museum has launched a new project to assist hilltribe families provide for warm clothing for young children aged 4 to10 year old. Funds are raised through donations to purchase sweaters for hilltribe children.
Water Resource Development:  In cooperation with the PDA, income from the Hilltribe Museum supports activities such as the construction of piped water systems in Hilltribe village to improve their access to clean and potable water supply. These facilities have reduced time required for collecting water as well as improved the sanitation condition in villages.
 
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