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Despite the fact we specifically asked to visit a non-touristic village (which we did), the entire experience was rather underwhelming, and I cannot understand the hoards of tourists pouring to these villages to see "locals" live their lives.
Most of the "locals" aren't locals and...More
From Burma but living in Thailand are the Karon tribe , commonly known as the Long neck people . They are for me, unforgetable. I marveled at the weight of the brass rings they where around thir necks. At the age of seven the little...More
Heard about this group of people. Able to visit this village. How the ladies endure this neck-breaking life? The "necklace" is made of long and heavy rod. Girls as young as six years old start to put this necklace around their necks. I don't really...More
This trip was added on a nice busy schedule doing some sigthseeing in n around Chiang Mai, after reading the comments on TA....I do agree with some stating that it looks like a human zoo, but it is a rather strong statement. yes, this development...More
this is nice place to go see, just remember these people actually lives here, and you are walking into their daily life, please show respect to them.
It gives you change to see how little you need to survive.
We went to this attraction with a local lady called Peung, who told us all about the history of the hill tribes and explained that the area was mainly a chance for tribes to sell their cottage industry goods to tourists. However, we encountered friendly...More
Very authentic and interesting place to visit. Despite it is a small village, it creates a grate experience: to see, to buy, to try and to come in touch with the village people.
They make authentic hand-made things
Embarrasing to be walking through anothers "back yard"
Is there ever any privacy for these people?
Compelled to buy buy being approached by women and children
Did not feel like I had learnt anything about their cultures
Must be a terrible way to live...More
Visiting the Hill Tribes was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. We saw women/children from 5 different tribes and they dressed in there traditional clothing. After touring the village, you can buy hand-made handicrafts that the Hill Tribe women have made. Things...More