Doi Tung Hill Tribes

  • Akha Tribal Village

Doi Tung is home to Akha Tribes which is an indigenous hill tribe living in small villages high up in the mountains. Now there are around 80,000 Akha living in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. This tribe has a long and rich history dated back to the early 20th century when they traveled from China to Southeast Asia due to a civil war in Burma.

The iconic symbol and identity of the Akha women are the headdress which is elaborate and striking. Akha woman could even bear the weight of the headdress; it was decorated with many things such as silver coins and balls. The Akha women are skillful at embroidery, from colorful hand-woven pouches to braided bracelets. Visiting the Akha people here will be a wonderful experience for your trip to Thailand.