I spent lovely days in Mae Sariang area. The Karen hilltribe people live in the lush, green hill country located 4 hours drive from the city of Chiang Mai.
The rain season has begun in Thailand. The Karen spend entire days working on the fields. During the day mostly old women sit on a porch their wooden houses. The time of festivals and holidays come in December.
In the North West corner of Thailand there are many Hmong villages. During hot March days adults work in the fields and children play between houses.
Young Red Karen woman met in Mae Hong Song Province near Burmese border.
Khao San road in Bangkok attracts enterprising Thais from entire country. Smart Akha woman in her tribal outfit sells cheap jewelry produced by manufacturers located around Chiang Mai. Don’t be fooled. The knick knack is produced on an industrial scale in Thailand. Nothing comes straight from Akha villages.
The Yaos called Mien in China and Dzao in Vietnam belong to the best dressed tribes in Asia. The Red Yao women in Sapa area in North Vietnam have remained in contact with tourists for last 20 years. They developed good commercial skills.
A March visit by Angami Naga.