Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thailand: Young Hilltribes in Northern Thailand

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. 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. The hill tribes are most distinctly recognized for their colorful and unique costume, which they continue to wear daily. They prefer living above 1,000m, and shy away from the outside world.

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