The most famous Hmong Village in Chiang Mai is ‘Doi Pui’ located near Doi Suthep temple. As it has been widely promoted, this is a touristic village, and there’s little to see in the way of real village life. It is mostly souvenir stalls. However this is also the main source of income for villagers here, and buying souvenirs from them, ensures your visit benefits them directly.
At the top of the village there’s a small museum showcasing various artifacts and information about the different hill tribe groups. There’s also a small manicured garden at the front, where you can rent traditional Hmong costumes to put on for photos. The entrance fee for Doi Pui village is 50THB per person.
The Hmong can also be found at ‘Baan Tong Luang’ Eco village , which is a demonstration village where you can see a variety of tribes (such as the Long neck, Palong and Karen).
There are plenty of ‘real’ Hmong villages scattered across northern Thailand, which function independently from tourism, where you can see normal daily life. You can find the Hmong in Chiang Rai , Mae Hong Son and in the Sameong district of Chiang Mai.
Location: Moo 11 Doi Suthep – Doi Pui National Park, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand