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Published August 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

Lost among the hill tribes of northern Thailand

A place of breathtaking natural beauty offers exotic mix of old-world charm and modern cultures
CHIANG RAI, Thailand – The Kok River is a cocoa-colored expressway into the heart of hill tribe country. Rushing down from Myanmar and through Thailand’s northern mountains to the city of Chiang Rai, its banks and the surrounding slopes and valleys shelter hundreds of villages of a half-dozen major tribes – Lahu, Lisu, Karen, Hmong, Yao and Akha – which in turn are subdivided into many smaller groups.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

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