"On Tour TRIBAL VISIT.....AKHA & YAO TRIBES" Chiang Rai Tourist Trap Tip by balhannah

Chiang Rai Tourist Traps: 10 reviews and 17 photos

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ON the tour I did, was included a visit to the Akha & Yao tribes, something I was looking forward too!

You head out through the open fields on the backroads to reach here, so you would expect to see a village.... but NO...........

THERE WAS NOT A VILLAGE..................
ONLY SOUVENIR STALLS, WITH THE LADIES DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL ATTIRE
............AND ALL OF THEM WANT YOU TO BUY!!


I was looking forward to seeing where they live, etc, etc, nothing like this, so that was disappointing.

In saying that, I did enjoy it though, I saw their traditional dress, their babies and what they made themselves. Also, our tour group have a good time with some of the Tribal ladies, we all had a laugh!!!!


Unique Suggestions: Have a laugh with the ladies, and buy something cheap, nothing is really expensive.*

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2013
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