The Akha people of Southeast Asia

While making my way through the Thailand province of Chiang Rai, we stopped at a small village on a dirt road. This is where I first met the Akha. Originating

While making my way through the Thailand province of Chiang Rai, we stopped at a small village on a dirt road. This is where I first met the Akha.

Originating in China, this ethnic group has migrated across to multiple countries. The population increased in the northern provinces of Thailand due to intense civil war in neighboring countries. They continue to maintain their traditions in a modern world while attracting tourists from all over to help support their economy.

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