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Hilltribes of Thailand
 

   Northern Thailand is home to interesting and colourful ethnic minorities, known as the hill tribes.
Most of the hill tribes have migrated into the region during the past 100 years from the Asian interior and have largely preserved their traditional ways, making them a fascinating cultural study. They prefer living above 1,000m, and shy away from the outside world.
There are seven broad hill tribe groupings: Karen, Lahu, Hmong, Lisu, Akha, Mien, and Padaung. However, within these categories, there are sub-categories and clans that further divide the groups. Each hill tribe has its own customs, language, dress and spiritual beliefs and this is sometimes true even of the numerous sub-categories within one hill tribe. For example, the Green Hmong and White Hmong speak in different and distinct dialects and dress differently. The hill tribes are most distinctly recognised for their colourful and unique costume, which they continue to wear daily.

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 HILL TRIBES OF THAILAND :
  Akhas tribe
     
  Akkas  
General pictures
   Hilltribe village - Mae Sai - Chiang Rai   Doi Hua Mae Kham 
Mae Faluang - Chiang Rai
     
  Doi Tung
Mae Faluang - Chiang Rai
  Mae Salong
Mae Faluang - Chiang Rai
Akhas women
Mae Yao - Chiang Rai
     
   
Mae Salong
Mae Faluang - Chiang Rai
   
     
  Hmong (Meos) tribe
     
Meos  
General pictures
        Thap Boek - Lom Kao
Phetchabun
  Thoeng
Chiang Rai
     
  Karen tribe
     
Karen   
General pictures
Khum Yuam
Mae Hong Son
Mae Hong Son
Sepia -Umphang
Tak
Karen refugies village
Umphang - Tak
Mae Tho Narional park
Chiang Mai
     
   
Karen village
Umphang - Tak
   
     
  Kayan  (Padung Karen - Long-Neck) tribe
     
Long neck    
General pictures
Ban huai Suea Tao
Mae Hong Son
Ban Nai Soi
Mae Hong Son
     
   
Huay Pu Keng
Mae Hong Son
   
     
  Lahu tribe
     
   
Lahus
General pictures
   
     
  Lisu tribe
Lisus 
General pictures   
Kaeng Bang Rachan
Kao Kho - Phetchabun
Soppong - Pang Mapha
Mae Hong Son
     
Soppong market  - Pang Mapha
Mae Hong Son
Montain market -Pang Mapha - Mae Hong Son Wiang Haeng
Chiang Mai
     
  Musoe tribe
     
   
  Mu Ban   Khop Dong
Ang Khang NP -Chiang Ma
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  Yao tribe
     
   
Yaos  
General pictures
   
     
  Other tribes / Unknown tribes
     
Mae Sariang
Mae Hong Son
  Birman tribe
Mu Ban No Lae
Angkhang NP- Chiang Mai
Hilltribe village
Kok River
Chiang Rai
     
  Doi Hua Mae Kham
Mae Faluang - Chiang Rai
  Mae Salong - Mae Faluang Chiang Rai   Thai Lue Community
Nan
       
 
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