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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average16%
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Dec 31, 2016
“A row of shops. Not what I expected”
Aug 21, 2016
“Good experience to visit karen people...”
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Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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11 - 20 of 56 reviews

Reviewed August 29, 2015

You can purchase hand woven scarves or clothing from the ladies at Karen village and there is also a small coffee shop. The rice fields are interesting to see too. They are terraced since the village is on the mountain.

Thank megustaleer
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This is the most disappointing place I have been in Chiang Mai. We paid 500 baht each and walked less than 10 minutes. They all sell the same thing and if you want to take a photo they make you buy something. No signage pointing...More

1  Thank GioSousa
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Interesting visit that includes, Akhak, Yao & Karen tribe viallage. Karen (Pradong tribe) women tradition with elongating neck looks pretty gruesome. Still practice todate.

Thank CasperSnoopy
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I already felt uncomfortable about the idea of it but visiting the Karen village left a bitter taste in our mouths. It was an uncomfortable experience. You pay 300 baht each ($10US) to walk down into the village. You basically walk in a 1km loop...More

8  Thank JacyntaKate
Reviewed May 29, 2015

Liked nothing very disappointing tour - was more of a "market" where you could but stuff made by these people which you could get in the nigh market anyway, nothing much was said about the Karen Long Neck people, why they are there etc -...More

3  Thank Sally B
Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

This is nothing more than "give us your money, stupid rich tourist". It's not a real culture, not a real traditions of northern thailand - this is just a human zoo with souvenir market. Actually all this "authentic tribe villages" are like that. It's abase...More

3  Thank OlgaLysenko
Reviewed March 6, 2015

We ,a group of 13pax and 1 old lady in wheel chair family visit the Karen village in Chiangrai (suppose to be a Karen village) at an entrance of 300 baht per person. What a rip of. Just a few stalls nd a few long...More

1  Thank vwflee2
Reviewed February 21, 2015

nothing authentic about this- just a row of shops selling the same souvenirs for over 2 kms. the entrance fees of 500 Baht is a complete rip off

1  Thank mittalnehamittal
Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our group had an excellent guide from Rose Garden Tours near the main intersection in Mae Hong Son. His name is Note, at least that it what it sounded like and what he responded to. It was not a freak show as I had originally...More

1  Thank J P
Reviewed January 21, 2015

The long neck Karen tribe work tirelessly on scarfs, silks, bags, jewellery etc that gets sold all over Thailand. No matter where you go you will see the street venders trying to sell there goods. They are very modest people and the necklaces there wearing...More

1  Thank Trackerh
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