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If you have more time, then the pure experience would be to venture into the hills and find the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cavie71
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Sydney, Australia
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Definitely worth a visit - it gives a glimpse in one place

ok, ok ok ok... so there are mixed feelings on this one. but if you're in thailand for only so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MPWEST10
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Mandurah, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read the reviews on TripAdvisor before visiting we were in two minds whether to actually go, but given the time constraints of our visit to CM we decided to go, mainly so we could meet and see the Long Neck Karen tribe. As i...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have more time, then the pure experience would be to venture into the hills and find the non-commercialised Karen people. However, if you are tight on time, then this is a good compromise. In this ‘village’ there are tribes with origins from Mongolia...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ok, ok ok ok... so there are mixed feelings on this one. but if you're in thailand for only so long and you cant visit all the tribes but want to know about the culture and history... then this is great. there is no claim...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were wondering if we were going to end up in a "human zoo", but in the end, our apprehension turned out to be unfounded. Most of the visitors to the village were respectful of the villagers, and appeared to be there to learn about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nothing else bit a market place (but in compharison to other markets this one is boring) for which You pay huge entrance fee. Avoid the place! Plus in the way back (if you are driving a scooter or motorbike) you Will be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

500 baht per person and spent 1-2 hours there. Not a lot of things to see. Still worth the visit since we get to see the different tribes of people in person, especially the long necks.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank FIAT_MONEY
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Like many others, I had thought long and hard about the ethics of visiting Baan Tong Luang, which as its website notes is a fabricated eco-village containing 8 groups of Hill Tribes: the Lahu, Hmong, Kayaw, (White) Karen, Padong or Paduang (Long-neck Karen or Kayan),...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Philip1120
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This was cool to see but you want to help every family so you want to buy stuff from them even though you don't really need it. You get to see each family making what they are selling. You can take pictures with the long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ginaa55
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My husband and I were concerned that this would be a real touristy area and we didn't want to feel that the tribespeople were being exploited. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived that there were very few tourists. It is located outside of Chiang...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank forshara
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I was expecting this place to be very touristy but actually it has such a lovely, genuine vibe. It’s a place you can watch people make and then sell their wares and where you can learn about the different Thai tribes that you’d really have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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el-supremo
December 13, 2017|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there is public transport. My wife and I used a tuk tuk, cheaper than the taxis and much cheaper than the tour companies. The driver doubled as an informative guide All up the return trip plus over 3 hours in the... More
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February 4, 2017|
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Response from Esa K | Reviewed this property |
I have been there many times by myself and has never been offered guide's services, so I assume that guides are from tour companies. Some of the younger people in the village speak English and all speak Thai. There are also... More
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Mackenzie C
Woodinville, Washington
How does this itinerary look? (4 Replies)
My brother and I are traveling throughout SE Asia and this is what we have planned for Thailand. Please let me know if we are missing out on anything worth seeing and if the amount of time in each place seems right. Also, we are considering either Cambodia or Malaysia...which do you like better? Thanks :) Bangkok – Day 1 -Arrive -Check into hostel (Lub D Hostel) -Spend morning sleeping -Get ready for the afternoon -Grab Dinner – Street Food -Watch a Muay Thai Fight -Visit Khao San...More
June 19, 2015|
Response fromNickThomasTCB|
I would skip Phuket in favor of Koh Phangan if you can make a full moon or half moon party, or waterfall party...really any party. You won't have much luck with the tiger temples, as the authorities have removed all of them due to animal rights abuses (finally). I would suggest going to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai over any other park. It was amazing. Plus, you're contributing to the restoration of elephants in Thailand and not their abuse!
Aussiegirl68
Brisbane, Australia
Cheapest transport recommendations for the following please (3 Replies)
Hi, I was initially advised to hire a tuk tuk to do the following as a full day trip: * Doi Suthep * Tiger Kingdom * Hill Tribes (Baan Tong Luang) However, as I am doing my research, it has been brought to my attention that a tuk tuk would never make it up to Doi Suthep. So, my question is, what is the cheapest way to visit all these (we don't need a guide) and, as I am unfamiliar with the layout of Chiang Mai, what would be the best order to do these in? Also, from these...More
February 05, 2013|
Response fromCNXSteve|
You could do the Samoeng Loop, see the hilltribe village and end up at Mae Sa valley where the Tiger Kingdom is. Then go up Doi Suthep when you arrive back in the city. Or save Suthep for another day. You are right that Tuk Tuk's can not go up Doi Suthep. You have a few options. You could hire a taxi, a red truck or take a tour. Taxi's would be in the 1000B range, Red Trucks would be in the 500B range and Tours would depend on what else you want to see/do.
kellie8
Melbourne, Australia
Transport to Baan Tong Luang (0 Replies)
I'm in Chiang Mai at the moment and would like some advice as to the best way to get out to Baan Tong Luang from the south side of the river. I understand it's about an hour out of CM. Regards Kellie
December 29, 2011|