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Hill Tribe Villages

Doi Tung Development Project, Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
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Somehow overrated.

Despite the fact we specifically asked to visit a non-touristic village (which we did), the entire... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
TheShis
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Karon tribe

From Burma but living in Thailand are the Karon tribe , commonly known as the Long neck people... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
easterntreker
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Halifax
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6 Feb 2017
“Somehow overrated.”
10 Jan 2017
“Karon tribe”
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Doi Tung Development Project, Mae Fa Luang, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Despite the fact we specifically asked to visit a non-touristic village (which we did), the entire experience was rather underwhelming, and I cannot understand the hoards of tourists pouring to these villages to see "locals" live their lives. Most of the "locals" aren't locals and...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

From Burma but living in Thailand are the Karon tribe , commonly known as the Long neck people . They are for me, unforgetable. I marveled at the weight of the brass rings they where around thir necks. At the age of seven the little...More

Thank easterntreker
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Heard about this group of people. Able to visit this village. How the ladies endure this neck-breaking life? The "necklace" is made of long and heavy rod. Girls as young as six years old start to put this necklace around their necks. I don't really...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2016

This trip was added on a nice busy schedule doing some sigthseeing in n around Chiang Mai, after reading the comments on TA....I do agree with some stating that it looks like a human zoo, but it is a rather strong statement. yes, this development...More

Thank Mitzi P
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

this is nice place to go see, just remember these people actually lives here, and you are walking into their daily life, please show respect to them. It gives you change to see how little you need to survive.

Thank Lars_H_Jensen
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

A nice visit back in time. Most of these people live in tradition dating back centuries. It's a glimpes into a past culture that may not exist in the future, so a great experience

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We went to this attraction with a local lady called Peung, who told us all about the history of the hill tribes and explained that the area was mainly a chance for tribes to sell their cottage industry goods to tourists. However, we encountered friendly...More

Thank jambojambo24
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Very authentic and interesting place to visit. Despite it is a small village, it creates a grate experience: to see, to buy, to try and to come in touch with the village people. They make authentic hand-made things

Thank Avi P
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

Commercialised. Embarrasing to be walking through anothers "back yard" Is there ever any privacy for these people? Compelled to buy buy being approached by women and children Did not feel like I had learnt anything about their cultures Must be a terrible way to live...More

Thank PortMacquarieKez
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Visiting the Hill Tribes was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. We saw women/children from 5 different tribes and they dressed in there traditional clothing. After touring the village, you can buy hand-made handicrafts that the Hill Tribe women have made. Things...More

Thank Lisa H
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