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“Great idea for how to make refugees self-sustainable”
31 Dec 2016
“A row of shops. Not what I expected”
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited this village on a regular one day tour that every place in town offers. It was a nice village and the Karen people were friendly and dignified. This is one way for them to earn some money through charging entrance fees, and also...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank mometo
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This village was very different to one that I've been to in Chiang Mai 8 years ago. This village was only a row of shops with ladies with brass on their neck selling goods; and I had to pay 250 baht per person to enter...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Ameliatcy
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I was wondering the karen people history because of george orwell - burmese days. Finally I have visited this village. It is very interesting to see their life , listen their history ( escape from mynamar, coming tayland, relations with japanese.) Beucase of life conditions...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank ernurp
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Sorry people, but visiting a village where (with all due respect for their traditions) you can take a picture with fake (only half) rings around your neck... it felt like visiting a freak show 100 years ago. So sad that these people have to make...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Asia_tripper2013
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The Karen Village is magical. Sun was a great host and you can quickly see how much they care about the elephants. Not only is it a once in a lifetime experience but they make sure you learn how to properly take care of an...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank HUBY32920
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We visited the Long Neck Karen as part of a motorbike tour and I'll be honest I was looking forward to it from the minute we arrived in Chiang mai, now that might conflict with the title of this review so let me try to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank euroanchor
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The locals are being exploited by outsiders who charge what they think they can get away with for you to enter. I didn't pay but just walked in with the accompanying threats but they can't charge entry. OK if you want to photograph some one...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Recommended. This attraction, it seems is a natural lure for the human instinct to observe what's different about other peoples elsewhere. Were it not for the unusual practice of women wearing rings around their necks as a differentiating feature, we're not sure these peoples would...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank RoverTreks
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We visited this village as part of a private tour with Untouched Thailand. We really appreciated having our tour guide to take us through the village and tell us about their history and how they came to be the long-neck hill tribe. He was also...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Tova J
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

You can drive by yourself to all the Kayan villages, even the one with boat only access. You just need to pay 20 baht for the 20 second trip in the boat taxi to cross the river. You then pay a 200 baht village entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2015
6  Thank Sharon K
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