Hill Tribe At Baan Tong Luang - Ticket Only: Baan Tong Luang is a fabricated village containing 4 separate Thai Hill Tribes. The Thai Hill Tribes at Baan Tong Luang are the Lahu, Hmong, White Karen and the Long necked Karen, also known as Padong or Paduang. Baan Tong Luang is conveniently located just off the Maerim – Samoeng Road, an area containing many and varied Chiang Mai attractions.
Baan Tong Luang has been laid out quite well, with a separate area for each of the different Hill Tribes. The village is divided by picturesque rice paddies and fields containing water buffalo, with several thatched roof huts in the distance. The road through the village is lined on both sides with thatched roof wooden huts, almost every one displaying for sale a wide variety of Hill Tribe embroidery, cloth, jewelry and many other items of uncertain ethnic origin which you can find at Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar or walking streets at considerably lower prices.
Each shop is staffed by girls wearing the appropriate, extremely beautiful Hill Tribe costumes, all of whom are trying, and mostly succeeding, to avoid looking bored as the constant stream of camera wielding visitors passes by. Dotted about throughout Baan Tong Luang are the occasional women demonstrating the traditional methods of weaving and spinning and one elderly man who is delighted to show off his considerable prowess with a handmade wooden crossbow.
Meeting/pick-up point: Baan Tong Luang, T. Mae Raem, A. Mae Rim, Chang Wat, Chiang Mai, 50180.
Duration: 2 hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
-End/closing time: 4pm.
Others: Dress-code: Casual. Comfortable and light clothing is recommended.