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Union Hilltribe Villages

262 Moo 6 Ban Paoo | Nanglae, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
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Don't bother

We were picked up at a service station (which should have been a clue) and taken up a long bumpy... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
SteveS1970
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Money Tribe.

Friendliness is depend on which tribe you visiting, for exemple, Yao was very very friendly, they... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
ChailitGobert
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Bangkok, Thailand
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262 Moo 6 Ban Paoo | Nanglae, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were picked up at a service station (which should have been a clue) and taken up a long bumpy road to the villages. When we parked up, we could see the group of children selling stuff lose interest in the last tourists an flock...More

1  Thank SteveS1970
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Friendliness is depend on which tribe you visiting, for exemple, Yao was very very friendly, they want to sell you goods but of course if you refuse they didn't insist. But for Akha Tribe they are so annoying trying to sell you goods, and don't...More

1  Thank ChailitGobert
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

As much as it's interesting to see the tribes' customs it doesn't seem genuine and feels like it is being staged and commercialised for the tourism purposes. Each tribes sells their hand crafted goods on several stalls(all having the same items) however apart from Karen...More

Thank Marcin J
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The place houses 5 of the hilltribes. Pros: Good place to see all 5 tribes at one go. Cons: It is very touristy - you walk around the villages where the tribes have set up stalls to sell their wares. Feels gimmicky as there weren't...More

Thank Yasotha C
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

It will be a long day, but oh so worth it. The tribal women with the long necks with brass rings on their neck, the headdresses, their embroidery - imply stunning with a fascinating history. The long eared women are very interesting. Many tribes represented...More

2  Thank Walter F
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Like many other racist places in Thailand here they have a different entry fee for foreigners. Just do not visit it.

Thank 63aldo
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Of course: you are recommended to visit such a place. Of course: you go. Like so many other places worldwide : this SKANZEN-like arrangement giving you an impression about the traditional life of the local people. The difference is, that in this village real people...More

Thank handhungary
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I agree with the sentiments of some of the other reviewers. It's amazing to be able to interact with the tribespeople, but the establishment feels like a human zoo, and I don't trust that the 300 baht entrance fee goes to helping the tribes.

Thank setarehvatan
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was our first visit to this particular village and we thought it was a little expensive to get into but after walking around and seeing the people we were happy to pay extra for their little dances etc. This time we went by ourselves...More

Thank Denise A
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

I felt guilty when I was touring this place. just like other travelers reviewed, this is kind of people zoo. I feel they are like robots, unhappy, when playing the music or doing their tasks. along the route there are full of little vendors selling...More

Thank CharlotteChenPY
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