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Review of Hilltribe Villages

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“terrible”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

sorry still have hill tribe in chiangmai ???is a joke ???and still have no tourist area treck ...
be serouis if u like treck go to myammar or laos

Visited March 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“just made us feel weird”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Questionable would be the best way to describe this. The Karen tribe are refugees I understand but this felt like (and most likely is) a contrived tourist attraction and I felt very uncomfortable wandering around the "village" looking at the same "handicrafts" as can be bought on the night market or indeed from china. Long necked fridge magnets??? hmmm. not sure that's really the essence of a community and it didn't really look like many of those villagers actually lived on site at all. You could pose for a photo (and then feel obliged to leave a fee) and it all left us feeling rather weird. Not sure this is ethical or helpful to anyone.

Visited April 2013
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sydney
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“You could give it miss...”
Reviewed April 27, 2013


went here to visit some real hill tribes. Ended up being another market place. The trip to the short neck village may not be too exciting.

Visited April 2013
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Karen village for tourists”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Karen or longnecks in Thailand are mostly refugees from Burma. This is a village made for tourist who want to get a quick overview of Karen Culture. So expect mainly stands with Karen who want you to buy scarfs and such from them. So very disappointing if you are looking for an authentic tribe experience, and ethically questionable to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“modern day”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Where very nice 20 years ago now not so nice, the people used to be very friendly and nice but now many bad influences from outside but i think this the same most places but there are still nice things about the villages and people,

Visited April 2013
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