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Found a great museum on the way to 700 stadium
My name is Derrick Titmus, I have lived in Chiangmai for eleven years and it has
taken me that long to discover the Hill Tribe Museum. Okay its a bit out of town
on Chotana Road near the Changpuak Police Station. On the Chotana Road you will
see a sign indicating the way to the Chiangmai Racecourse, follow that road,
pass the Hill Tribe Centre and then you will see the museum.
Even if like me you have had little interest in the various Hill Tribes the
museum is a gem.
Each Hill tribe is represented with lifelike models and a TV that shows and
explains a little about each tribe. The commentary with the TV is in Thai,
English or Japanese. As you approach each exhibit the lights become brighter and
there is a written description about the people of that particular tribe.
There is a staircase leading to another section, overhead on the staircase are
imitation trees and sounds of birds, some of the models you see come to life as
it were. There was a particular exhibit that fascinated me, it was of two young
girls lying on the floor, one had a stick and was using it to spin a top, the
other girl was looking at the top. As you look at the exhibit it comes to life,
the girl actually spins the top while the other girl bobs her head up and down
looking at the spinning top. As you leave the exhibits a lifelike model of a
Hill Tribe lady waves you farewell.
As you can tell I was so pleasantly surprised by the museum, it is a little way
out of town and transport would be required. Entry to the museum is free but
there is a donation box if you think its worth a donation, I certainly did.
Burning year round
Here's an interesting contrast.
The large sign has been in place opposite my Municipality Office in the Doi
From what I can make out it is a (failed) plea to local
farmers NOT TO BURN their fields and to recycle 'waste' vegetation. Both pleas
have been and continue to be totally ignored.
The real irony here is that the continual burning occurs within a few hundred
metres of the sign! The smoke goes directly over the Municipal Office (and over
our Village Chief's home).
I imagine the mind-set is that, having put the sign in place,
to problem has been addressed.
There certainly is no enforcement.
Would be good to send these images to our Governor; he seems to care.
Tired of smoke
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