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We were picked up at a service station (which should have been a clue) and taken up a long bumpy road to the villages. When we parked up, we could see the group of children selling stuff lose interest in the last tourists an flock...More
Friendliness is depend on which tribe you visiting, for exemple, Yao was very very friendly, they want to sell you goods but of course if you refuse they didn't insist.
But for Akha Tribe they are so annoying trying to sell you goods, and don't...More
As much as it's interesting to see the tribes' customs it doesn't seem genuine and feels like it is being staged and commercialised for the tourism purposes. Each tribes sells their hand crafted goods on several stalls(all having the same items) however apart from Karen...More
The place houses 5 of the hilltribes.
Pros: Good place to see all 5 tribes at one go.
Cons: It is very touristy - you walk around the villages where the tribes have set up stalls to sell their wares. Feels gimmicky as there weren't...More
It will be a long day, but oh so worth it. The tribal women with the long necks with brass rings on their neck, the headdresses, their embroidery - imply stunning with a fascinating history. The long eared women are very interesting. Many tribes represented...More
Of course: you are recommended to visit such a place.
Of course: you go.
Like so many other places worldwide : this SKANZEN-like arrangement giving you an impression about the traditional life of the local people.
The difference is, that in this village real people...More
I agree with the sentiments of some of the other reviewers. It's amazing to be able to interact with the tribespeople, but the establishment feels like a human zoo, and I don't trust that the 300 baht entrance fee goes to helping the tribes.
This was our first visit to this particular village and we thought it was a little expensive to get into but after walking around and seeing the people we were happy to pay extra for their little dances etc.
This time we went by ourselves...More
I felt guilty when I was touring this place. just like other travelers reviewed, this is kind of people zoo. I feel they are like robots, unhappy, when playing the music or doing their tasks. along the route there are full of little vendors selling...More