We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Union Hilltribe Villages

262 Moo 6 Ban Paoo | Nanglae, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
+66 53 705 337
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Money Tribe.

Friendliness is depend on which tribe you visiting, for exemple, Yao was very very friendly, they... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
ChailitGobert
,
Bangkok, Thailand
Avoid

As much as it's interesting to see the tribes' customs it doesn't seem genuine and feels like it is... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Marcin J
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 72 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good20%
  • Average18%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible25%
Travellers talk about
“big ear” (2 reviews)
“entrance fee” (2 reviews)
“yao” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
262 Moo 6 Ban Paoo | Nanglae, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
CONTACT
Website
+66 53 705 337

Similar Things to Do in Chiang Rai

Write a Review
Reviews (72)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Friendliness is depend on which tribe you visiting, for exemple, Yao was very very friendly, they want to sell you goods but of course if you refuse they didn't insist. But for Akha Tribe they are so annoying trying to sell you goods, and don't...More

Thank ChailitGobert
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

As much as it's interesting to see the tribes' customs it doesn't seem genuine and feels like it is being staged and commercialised for the tourism purposes. Each tribes sells their hand crafted goods on several stalls(all having the same items) however apart from Karen...More

Thank Marcin J
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The place houses 5 of the hilltribes. Pros: Good place to see all 5 tribes at one go. Cons: It is very touristy - you walk around the villages where the tribes have set up stalls to sell their wares. Feels gimmicky as there weren't...More

Thank Yasotha C
Reviewed 28 January 2017

It will be a long day, but oh so worth it. The tribal women with the long necks with brass rings on their neck, the headdresses, their embroidery - imply stunning with a fascinating history. The long eared women are very interesting. Many tribes represented...More

2  Thank walter f
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Like many other racist places in Thailand here they have a different entry fee for foreigners. Just do not visit it.

Thank 63aldo
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Of course: you are recommended to visit such a place. Of course: you go. Like so many other places worldwide : this SKANZEN-like arrangement giving you an impression about the traditional life of the local people. The difference is, that in this village real people...More

Thank handhungary
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I agree with the sentiments of some of the other reviewers. It's amazing to be able to interact with the tribespeople, but the establishment feels like a human zoo, and I don't trust that the 300 baht entrance fee goes to helping the tribes.

Thank setarehvatan
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was our first visit to this particular village and we thought it was a little expensive to get into but after walking around and seeing the people we were happy to pay extra for their little dances etc. This time we went by ourselves...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I felt guilty when I was touring this place. just like other travelers reviewed, this is kind of people zoo. I feel they are like robots, unhappy, when playing the music or doing their tasks. along the route there are full of little vendors selling...More

Thank CharlotteChenPY
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The tribes. long neck, big ear, big earring, etc, are rather interesting as they dressed up in their tribal costumes and pose for photographs with people. Most of them, are happy to take photographs with tourists for free. The most interesting was the long neck...More

1  Thank DICKYLEE_SG
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort
284 reviews
17.28 km away
Di Angello Pizzeria
92 reviews
10.85 km away
Give Green Farm House Restaurant
8 reviews
11.42 km away
Leelawadee Restaurant Chiangrai
108 reviews
17.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lahu Village
105 reviews
1.60 km away
Wat Phra That Chom Thong
25 reviews
7.84 km away
Fah Thai Market
5 reviews
7.58 km away
Doi Din Dang Pottery
20 reviews
7.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Union Hilltribe Villages staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit