Doi Pui Hmong Village or Hill Tribe Village and National Park is accessible via the mountainous road from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon. You will find the entrance road opposite the popular tourist attraction which is Wat Phrathat and the village is less than five kilometres from this intersection.
Many tourists that visit the Chiang Mai Provence stop their journey at Wat Phra perched on the top of Doi Suthep. Personally I feel they miss out on so much by not progressing all the way to the top of Doi Inthanon and not visiting the Doi Pui Hmong hill-tribe village.
Like most ethnic hill-tribes of Northern Thailand, the Doi Pui Hmong people used to cultivate opium poppies for a living. The Hmong villagers now make an income from selling agricultural products, entertaining tourists and selling tribal souvenirs.
The Doi Pui peak reaches into the sky at 1,685metres above sea level and is the highest peak in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.
Some of the older posts on the internet regarding Hill-Tribe villages have made negative comments about the Doi Pui Hmong Village, however everyone that I have taken here has totally enjoyed their visit, and been impressed by what they have seen. Come with us, observe, and make your own decision.
As you can see by the photos below, our tour groups have a lot of fun dressing up in the local hill-tribe or Hmong traditional costumes.