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Good photo opportunity, but

While the photographer in me enjoyed the photographic opportunity, the whole experience was fairly depressing. It felt like we were in a human zoo with the inmates told they had... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, it does NOT cost money to go see Hill Tribe people, there is no entrance fee! Just buy their stuff to show support. Don't be rude and just take pictures. We took Billy Tour and he totally ripped us off. Billy quoted us the day before and made us pay a 1000 bhat downpayment. The next morning he... More 

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Laguna Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a great place that another door of culture and environment showed to me as a visitor. The local here are great and really trying their best to provide great hospitality

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the photographer in me enjoyed the photographic opportunity, the whole experience was fairly depressing. It felt like we were in a human zoo with the inmates told they had to pose whenever a camera was pointed at them. We did buy a few things which made us feel slightly better about the experience.

Thank dags111
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to visit the tribal villages and learn more about the women with the brass rings around their necks Our taxi driver took us to a made up village near the elephant camp It was super expensive for what we got There was a market with These poor women that sat there No one spoke English No info was... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the village of the long neck women. I was interested to know why they did this to themselves and what was the purpose. Many decades ago a woman in their tribe was attacked by a tiger and killed by a bite on the neck. They started wearing the rings to protect themselves. Now they still do it,... More 

1 Thank igolfCA
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We hired Peung (Pornpimon Puntiya) as a driver and her SUV for the day to visit the Hill Tribe Village. The price for the day was very reasonable. Peung used to be a tourist guide and still maintains her license. She came well prepared with water bottles and umbrellas for us. She is upbeat, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Chiang... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 31 December 2016

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

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