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Address: Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Visited in November - interesting to see, we had a private guide which was useful. Really interesting to see how the tribe lived - very quiet when we visited about 4pm. I would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Zoe S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in November - interesting to see, we had a private guide which was useful. Really interesting to see how the tribe lived - very quiet when we visited about 4pm. I would recommend as it is something v different.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basically it's a village where Burmese hilltribe stay. Here you can find long neck ladies weaving traditional scarfs which they can sell to you. Personally, I wasn't that impressed with this village since there's nothing to do but see these ladies and buy some traditional stuffs. If only for touristic reason, pay 500 baht is too much. But since this... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Don't bother. 500 baht at the gate to enter what is effectively an overpriced tourist shop. It isn't real and is set up just to raise some tourist dollars.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is small village that only have some activities when there are tours bus here. not really impressed !

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George, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Realy enjoyed our visit. Coming from South Africa we are used to the haggle of the various stall owners. Actually very funny :). Beautiful photo opportunities!

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Earth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I don't understand the freak show or exploitation comments at all. It's an attraction where local people make money, so what if most of them are women. There are reconstructed villages all over the world where people dress in folk costumes and sell you stuff. Here you can watch them making items in traditional ways like weaving and embroidery, which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stumbled across the Hill Tribe sign while on a scooter bombing around the loop in Chiang Mai. It was 500 baht to get in, but you could take unlimited photos and talk to the members as much as you wanted. We really enjoyed it! Yes, they are somewhat 'planted' there for the tourists, but you can't fake the long-neck... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were taken there by our guide who did not tell us that it was 500 baht each to get in . Also it was embarrassing looking at these beautiful ladies with their long necks . Felt like a Victorian carnival. It was not located up in the wilderness but off a busy road . We were taken the long... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A tuk tuk driver who showed us around Chiang Mai talked us into going there. We paid the 500 Baht each entrance fee as he assured us it is worth the money. I do not know where the money goes but do the maths. There were about 20 other couples there in the 20 minutes we spent there. Let’s say... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Interesting place to stop & see a long kept tradition.I don't know that they are actually "living" in this traditional manner but it was a must see for us.The women are quietly spoken but friendly & were happy to talk with our young kids.

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