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Reviewed 1 week ago

They sell quite an array of things here - clothes, jewellery, bags, herbs, snacks, handicrafts. Just avoid the 'diamond' sellers who try to peddle their "diamonds". There is a small museum that narrates the history of the Hmong in Thailand, a beautiful garden uphill and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Andrew2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a compulsory stop here as part of our trip to the temple. We had half an hour to stroll around....it’s ok....a market selling goods that can be found in most markets in Thailand. Friendly enough and signs of ‘village’ life but you don’t...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this village yesrerday. We followed the sign only and did no research. The road is bumpy but fine. It seems that much of the village is arranged just to sell wares to tourists. We enjoyed our stroll. There are a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jasonmataram
Reviewed July 7, 2019

We took a day trip to Doi pui village, interesting experience! It's a few hundred meters uphill walk with stalls selling local hand made goods, dry fruits, souvenirs etc. They have a small museum which reflects the culture n history of the tribe plus a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aliirazakhan
Reviewed June 11, 2019

I was excited to be going to an actual Hmong Village. The Hill Tribe people are not indigenous to Thailand; they settled here after escaping Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam during troubled times. I understand that they have no written alphabet. After reflecting on it,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

I love this mountain area. The people in this village are friendly and the village itself is beautiful. We were up in the view point and met some Hmong villagers, tried their coffee and enjoy the view was spectacular. The way to go to can...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ngouns2015
Reviewed April 24, 2019

This place seemed very authentic to me when i first learned of it through the travel agency brochures. After a while when i reached there, i discovered many shops selling the same stuff, but the villagers are not pushy at all, which is fine to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Chow E
Reviewed April 11, 2019

We went to this village on the way to the Golden Temple, our guide told us the history of the village which was really interesting, very good trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TrishaM364
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

These villages aren’t real, authentic Thai. They have been made for European tourists and they are government sponsored. The whole place is not a village at all. It’s a commercial tourist trap with men going round trying to see you fake diamonds. It’s ok to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Travelling_SE_Asia
Reviewed February 3, 2019

People who claim that this is commercialized are not wrong. But, you are only getting one side of the story. These people are basically refugees and not permitted to freely travel off these grounds. We are supporting their culture and life with our admission and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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abbott2002
June 15, 2019|
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Response from Nashboroguy | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to enter. The money goes o support the various tribes. I understand that the admission fee, as well as all of the trinkets being sold are used to support these tribes. From what I was told, these people are... More
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Philip A
February 26, 2018|
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Hi. I recently went there by motorbike. There is public transport—sort of makeshift pickup trucks with bench seats and covered tops that will take you all the way up there for about $4, right to the entrance. No forest... More
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YupitsCoop
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Graham D | Reviewed this property |
It is not a tourist site as such as it is a Hmong village where the villagers just go on living their day to day lives and allow folk to share in this. So natural respect and courtesy applies so I would have thought that... More
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