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Baan Tong Luang

Samoeng Road, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
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Watch out for the fake reviews, absolutely not worth it

You pay 500 baht for entering an unrealistic setup without any good scenery, a randomly mixed human... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Munich, Germany
via mobile
Tourist trap, avoid this place!

This place is definitely build for tourist, its all fake. The entrance is an unjustified 500 bat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Munich, Germany
via mobile
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  • Poor8%
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Samoeng Road, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You pay 500 baht for entering an unrealistic setup without any good scenery, a randomly mixed human zoo, and in the end it is just a bunch of handicraft selling stations. The other reviews highlighting this as an amazing experience seem fake to us. We...More

Thank ThoBo800
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is definitely build for tourist, its all fake. The entrance is an unjustified 500 bat, inside there are just a couple of shops. No sign of culture or agriculture. No explanation of nothing. You wont learn anything of their culture. Just few women...More

Thank linaro_82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really uncertain if I wanted to make this tour, in particular I was concerned that it had a feel of an exploitive human zoo, come take pictures of the natives. Coming away, it is a little less clear to me who is exploiting...More

Thank nicholaswillmott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baan Tong Luang is a must if visiting Thailand to enjoy learning about its rich culture. Only 45 minutes out of Chiang Mai, this village is home to at least five hill tribes living traditional style. Residents are eager to meet and communicate with visitors....More

Thank DeborahDupre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baan Tong Luang was included in our tour and we felt it was very worthwhile. The families do sell things and there is a 500 baht admission charge but both were not expensive. The village (which we were told is not where the villagers live)...More

Thank Oaxacaone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see this place based on recommendations and comments, we were certainly pleased we went and this had to be one of the highlights of our trip to Chang Mai. The people were courteous and most could speak some English as they were...More

Thank Goldfinger100
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited here today and the best description is excellent way to meet the people , our guide translated our questions to the villagers and very happy they all seemed to be , I visited a similar camp last year and can honestly say this...More

Thank johnkris
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This village is sponsored by the Thai government so as to give a form of income to the Hill tribes that do not have Thai citizenship. The village brings together different tribes, Karen, Hmong, etc, giving the impression of a living museum. The women sell...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I disagree with previous reviews, this is clearly a regulated place where they are giving the chance to tribes to live from handicraft and agriculture same like their ancestors were. It keeps the heritage alive, in the middle of the mass tourism in Mae Rim...More

Thank Antoine R
Reviewed 19 December 2017

absolute not what I was expecting, and not in a positive way. we arrived and where told the entrance fee was 500 baht, per person! the walk around got off to a pleasant start when one elderly tribe member asked if I would like to...More

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13 December 2017|
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Response from dixiepeach | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs of public transport in the immediate area of this village. We hired a driver in an air conditioned van to take us. A tuk tuk would also take you there. Transportation is not too costly in Chiang... More
4 February 2017|
Response from Esa K | Reviewed this property |
I have been there many times by myself and has never been offered guide's services, so I assume that guides are from tour companies. Some of the younger people in the village speak English and all speak Thai. There are also... More