The Yao, Karen, Akha, Lahu, Hmong, and Lisu are six ethnic minority groups
Chiang Mai Hill Tribes Coffee Tour
The six main hill tribes in Thailand
Six ethnic minority groups commonly referred to as “hill tribes the Yao, Karen, Akha, Lahu, Hmong, and Lisu live in the mountains of northern Thailand. Nearly all of them crossed the northern border into Thailand at some point between the end of the nineteenth century and the present day.
hill tribes in Thailand
Today, the welfare of these groups is taken very seriously by the Thai government. Several government and non-government organizations (including the “National Committee for the Hill Tribes”, set up in 1959, and the “Royal Project for the Development of the Hill Tribes”), civil and military organizations, United Nations agencies, and private organizations all work in close contact with the various groups with a view to improving their situation.