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Hilltribe Villages

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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"long neck ladies"
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"interesting visit"
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"their lives"
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"se asia"
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"take pictures"
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"handicrafts"
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"villagers"
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"culture"
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"government"
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"yao"
in 5 reviews
"homes"
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"population"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t waste your time visiting the Karen Long Neck village. It is basically a dirt lane lined with stalls of trinkets for sale. The girls and women of the village, sporting their gold rings around their “long necks” are the salespeople.

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was interesting to meet these villagers who had migrated from Burma. Their culture believes that girls born on Tuesday nights will be killed by Tigers, and demands that such girls wear brass rings around their neck to protect them from Tigers snapping their necks.

Thank Josen G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent over an hour with the Karen Tribe women who are the weavers of the most beautiful scarves. This is their main support since they have no other means of income or support. All the women whether they were the rings around their necks...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a few hours to spare before leaving Chiang Mai and found a half day tour really suitable. We were picked up and dropped off as part of the tour. We were driven in an air-conditioned microbus. The guide was really informative. I really...More

Thank HsingE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to go realy hill tribes,try to find it your own way,if you buy with a agency you be disappointed.

Thank kennethsoneback
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

It's definitely not the real Long Neck Tribe village as portrayed by the tourist operator but if you had made some research beforehand, one's expectation would be reasonably lowered. I didn't do any research so to be honest I was a little dissapointed but for...More

Thank WanderlusterSelvi
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Whatever any tour guide tells you, you will not find authentic Hill tribes close to Chiang Mai. For this real experience you need to head up towards Pai and Chiang Rai. This place is about 45 mins outside Chiang Mai and nothing but a tourist...More

Thank Roznat2013
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

You should find authentic villages, this is a tourist trap. The entrance fee is collected by Thai men ... there is a scam already . You should go to the Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai swing festival held in the first week of September. The...More

1  Thank kevinjohnbarker
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Karen’s hilltribe village as part of our tour. We only saw women as the children were at school and the men out working. Three women were weaving and we did buy a woven table cloth at 250 baht. The huts were built on...More

2  Thank davidwilliambarnes
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

My husband and i booked a private tour to visit the Hill tribes, through Chip'n lo tours, chiang Mai. It was a very interesting tour, with lots of different tribes living within the settlement. It is sad to think that some people live like this...More

1  Thank rojer63
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deereamEngland
17 October 2016|
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Response from JimandDonna T | Reviewed this property |
Have to agree with the earlier posts.Don't waste your money on a stay apart from all mentioned they are very quietly spoken & not giving of a lot of information.The aim is to sell merchandise and give a glimpse of a past... More
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audain0
9 November 2015|
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Response from Warren C | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Feb/March would be slightly cheaper than January. Thailand is a country rich in culture and relatively cost effective. You will have a great time anywhere in this country and of course the shopping is always fun..
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