Guided tour

Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

From £46.21 per person

Get off the usual tourist path and visit the remote Hmong hill tribe village of Khun Chang Kien. Learn more about their way of life, and attend an evening Buddhist service at Doi Suthep Temple.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotels in central Chiang Mai city, within 6km of the 3 Kings Monument. Hotel outside the service area, the additional charge will be applied. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Private or small groups available


  • Travel by small truck to the remote hill tribe village of Khun Chang Kien
  • Learn about the mountain way of life of the Hmong hill tribe
  • Attend an evening Buddhist service at Doi Suthep Temple
  • Break for afternoon tea or coffee and biscuits
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Chiang Mai, and then depart for Doi Suthep and Pui Mountain. Arrive at Doi Suthep Temple to transfer to a small truck that will take you into the mountains to a remote Hmong Hill Tribe village. Learn how the locals still live connected to nature, and get some free time to explore the village on your own, including the primary school and its compound. Relax with an afternoon coffee or tea before heading back to Doi Suthep Temple. Follow your guide through the historic complex, and get lots of information about the ideals and beliefs behind Buddhism. Attend an evening service at the temple to get better acquainted with the beliefs, bathed in golden light.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation with an experienced driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by small truck from Doi Suthep Temple to the Hmong hill tribe village
  • Admission fees
  • Afternoon coffee or tea with a biscuit
  • Drinking water and cold refreshment towel
  • Accident insurance
  • Shared or private tour (depending on option booked)
  • Options or meals not mentioned in the description
  • Additional charge for pickup from hotels outside the city center
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  Keep your shoulders and knees covered to enter the temples
  • The voucher is only valid on the date specified
  • There are additional charges for hotel pickup and drop-off outside the city center: THB 500 from 6-15 kilometers from the center; THB 1,000 from 16-30 kilometers from the center
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Amazing experience, definitely one to try.

We were pick up by Tui and driver, and we were treated to a wonderful drive up the mountain.We really enjoyed the experience in the Hill Tribe Village were we go to meet some of the people there and enjoyed a wonderful cup of local coffee, after being given all the information about the people from Tui. From there we went to the temple were Tui had a lot of information to tell us about the history and significance about the temple. It was a little busy when we go there, but the people started to leave and at around 7pm there were every little people there, just before the monks started to chant. It was an amazing experience all round and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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20 November 2018

Enlightening Tour

The tour from start to finish was brilliant. Our tour guide was so informative and we learned more about Thailand, the hill tribe and Buddhism in this tour than we did in our 3 week holiday. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in Thai culture.

28 June 2019

The temple was very reverant and profound. It felt extremely special.

Overall we loved this trip, especially the temple. The village was a little underwhelming but interesting none the less. Our guide Tui was fantastic!

26 June 2019

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