The Hill Tribes
Thai hill tribes are villages of people of indigenous descent, mostly refugees that have migrated from neighbouring China,
Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) over the past couple hundered years. Comprising seven major tribes: Akha, Karen (including “Long Neck”), Hmong , Yao, Lisu, Lawa, and Lahu, each have their own distinct culture,
language, art and colourful style of dress. Thai hill tribes’ people make their homes in the mountainous regions of the North.
The main profession of all these thai hill tribes is
farming. In fact, they have preserved their way of life with little change for over the past thousand years. This different and unique way of life has considerable appeal to travellers who would like to experience a culture different to their own.