Hill Tribes

Mae Hong Son province consists of various races of hill tribes e.g. Hmong, Karen, Lisu, Lahu, Lawa and so on, located shatteringly in other districts in Mae Hong Son province and other northern provinces of Thailand. Most of them dwell on the high hills, agriculture and livestock are their main occupation and income. Each tribe of them obviously has difference from culture and tradition, rite, and faith. They obtain their own languages, and unique dresses.


  • Lisu Tribe
    The original dwelling of Lisu ethnic group is at the area of Mae Kong River and Salween River in China. After that they move to live in the north of Myanmar, and finally, migrate t...

  • Lahu Tribe
    Lahu have the original abode in Tibet and live in the southwest of China, later gradually evacuated to the south of China and there are some of them moved into the northeast of Mya...

  • Karen Tribe
    Karen is the most numerous tribes among the hill tribe in Mae Hong Son province scattering in every district. This is because the western territory of Mae Hong Son area bordering K...

  • Hmong Tribe
    Assumed that Hmong had migrated from Tibet and Mongolia and dwelled in China for many centuries. Hmong had evacuated into Thailand in the year of 1857 since then, normally, they wi...

  • Lawa Tribe
    Lawa is the local tribe which inhabit in the north of Thailand, they build their villages scattering in Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces. It is believed that they are the firs...

  • Pa-O Tribe.jpg
    Pa-o Tribe has originally lived in Myanmar in Shan State, Kayin State and Kayah State was a second largest ethnic group, which is inferior to Shan people in Myanmar. Pa-o people ha...

  • Long Neck Karen Tribe
    Padong or Long Necks Karen.According to the physiology feature of Karen-Padaung (Long Necked) you can see that they have stemmed from Southern Mongoloids, but if you consider delib...
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