Day trip

Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

4.8 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Touring Center
Day trip

Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

Activity provider: Touring Center

From US$ 65.40 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.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels in Chiang Mai, if located within 6 kilometers of the 3 Kings Monument.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • 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

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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 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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We were with M, a nice and careful guide ! He answered to all our many questions. The different visits were well organised and M shows us the best spots to take pictures (he's also a good photographer !). We really enjoyed this authentic visit : with Hmong and their way of life, the good coffee and cakes in a quiet and pretty place (with a nice point of view) and the candle ceremony of the Doi Suthep monks. Thank you M ! Vincent and Vanessa

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March 30, 2023

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.

March 30, 2023

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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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 136169