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Address: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Private Trekking Day Tour in Chiang Rai: Visit Hill Tribes Villages and Learn...

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Saw 5 different Hill tribes

Over a 2 day period, we saw 5 different Hill tribes. Most of them came from Burma and Laos and in some of the villages, the children do not go to school as they are currently... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
igolfCA
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Over a 2 day period, we saw 5 different Hill tribes. Most of them came from Burma and Laos and in some of the villages, the children do not go to school as they are currently illegal immigrants and not citizens (according to our tour guide). Most of them earn money by the items the women make, and the men... More 

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Thank igolfCA
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

just a small village , if you want to enter , you need to pay 300 b. I heard that they live in poor condition, so I really curious that, how they use those money? 300 b for each visitors, it's not a small number for local people, it's something relate to corruption?

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Thank 阿德 P
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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439 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The villagers go about their everyday life. Unlike Akha they do not have cultural performance show but make money by selling product only. Their goods are gorgeous with geometric patterns and we bought quite a bit, helped by the smiley and engaging nature of the villagers.

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Halifax
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924 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This Hill Tribe originated in China. and migrated from Burma to Thailand in 1903. Today their are more than 30,00o Ahah people in Thailand. We first met the Akha people in the HillTop Tribe co-op center which is North of Chaig Rai. They had a little village with it's traditional wooden gate decorated with charms to ward off evil spirits... More 

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Thank easterntreker
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Interesting to hear the history of these people who have escaped from Burma, China or Laos to come to Thailand and witness their skills and way of life. The government has allowed them to live in the Thai Hills, the men work on farms and their wives do craft handiwork to sell in their villages. The children attend Thai schools... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Found it interesting to see the long-necked females, up close and personal. However, that novelty got old after a few mi nutes. I did find some of the history to be facinating, however, it was very limited. Not a "must see" attraction, but if you have some spare time on your hand, then, well, drive over and havve a look!

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Thank John T
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I imagined this would be a real village in the hills & that we could just pop by & witness genuine village life. It felt more fake than that & been set up for tourists. of the 5 "villages" the first 4 made me feel a bit uncomfortable. Stalls set out selling goods & we were pounced upon by the... More 

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Thank jasonj777
Melaka, Malaysia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Visited the lahu village with friends. There was a lot souvenir sold there, and interesting to learn how they cook and where they sleep at night. Must visit if u go to Chiang Rai.

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Thank Michael N
Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

this was an eye opener - it was fantastic to visit this village and see how their tradition is still alive and well. We purchased a few silk hand woven scarves from the ladies and children. It is awesome that all funds are shared and go back into the community. Simple a wonderful experience and a must see. We travelled... More 

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Thank Alison B
Clemson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This is humans on display. But it needs to be taken into context. These people are sharing their culture and history with you. And they are making a living. So please don't go if you can not understand this. But if you do then DO NOT miss this opportunity to see a dieing culture. And buy something while you are... More 

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