Santichon Village
Santichon Village
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Jeep
1,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
First of all, the place is free entrance. At the entrance, one will see a huge rock with Chinese alphabets and a golden dragon creeping up a red pole. Around the place, there are many thatched roof clay houses which sell souvenirs such as teas, Chinese snacks and Chinese decorations. We

1. Relaxed and strolled around the place, bought some souvenirs and tasted some teas.
2. Played on the wooden (manual) hilltribe Ferris wheel (25 Bath each). Thrilling!
3. Dressed up in traditional Chinese costumes and took a lot of photos (100 Baht each).
4. Had a lunch in a local restaurant (made from straw and mud, very unique architecture) that served original Yunnan Chinese food.

Such a lovely village. We really had a wonderful experience.

Don't miss this village. Highly recommended!
Written 21 December 2023
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chye chye
Ipoh, Malaysia20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
i read earlier average reviews and decided to verify it. Basically this is a Chinese village. there were some very old thatched roof homes open for viewing. then there are souvenir shops, stalls, tea shops serving the almost non existent tourist. if you have nothing to do and wanted to kill sometime by all means. it is very near PAI town by car.
Written 2 December 2023
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PF2UK
London, UK227 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Decent toilets and lots of them. No other reason to go. Tacky. Pointless. Embarrassing. Tourist trap. Several stalls selling things you won’t want to buy.
Written 22 November 2023
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KJS
Bredbury, UK101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Quaint little Chinese inspired village with mud huts selling teas and Chinese teapots and snacks. Archery and shooting targets and a replica of the Great Wall of China which you can walk up. Viewpoint 2KM from the village which has nice views over Pai. Overall not the best thing we’ve ever done but we did enjoy getting out of Pai for a few hours and enjoying a cup of tea in a calm setting. Free to get in, free parking, free toilet Facilities
Written 2 March 2023
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,955 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
I rode around this village and it was interesting enough. Not many shops open after covid and a very quiet village. I just was on way to the view point.
Written 25 April 2022
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand3,158 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
This is a replica of a Chinese village. The village is just outside of Pai and nearby there is viewpoint to see the sunrise. The village as such is a joke. Avoid.
Written 28 December 2021
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand967 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Some of the reviews suggest the village is something of a theme park - but far from it and its story is rooted in the history of the Nationalist Chinese fleeing from Mao. It's not spectacular (though there are good views of the surrounding countryside overlooking Pai from the top). Sadly visibility is poor because it was the burning season with serious air pollution. What looks like a flower park, is in fact a tea plantation - complete with a huge gilded tea pot. You can buy the tea too - mainly oolong - but there is good coffee as well and the tea shop has a collection of splendid silk Chinese robes for the ladies to be photographed wearing. We noticed some ads for b & b in private houses but the rates, at around 1,400 Thb a night, seemed over the top
Written 9 March 2021
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Kiet P
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
There are the flower garden which you can take a picture. Also feed the fish might be fun for the kid.
Written 22 November 2020
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Dao1949
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
It was a wonderful replicated version of a Chinese village and situated in a very scenic mountain area near Pai, Thailand. Many interesting souvenir shops and good restaurants with wonderful Chinese foods! My wife and I discovered a Chinese costume rentals shop and we decided to have fun! We picked out our clothing designs and with the help of the woman shop keeper, we strolled around different parts of the Santichon Village taking some fantastic photos! This scenic area with other magnificent mountain viewpoints were the best parts of our visit to Pai!
Written 27 September 2020
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This Chinese Yunnan village is located 5 km north west of Pai. The Chinese there were left after the Chinese Revolution. Now it is mainly a tourist spot with quaint little structures mostly used for selling souvenirs. Probably in the high season a major attraction but in Covid days the place was all but deserted. Since it's not far from Pai and easy to get there I think a visit is worthwhile. If you have been to China, especially Kunming area, you will find nothing new.
Written 27 August 2020
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