Take a soft trekking tour to visit the Ahka Village, learn about Ahka embroidery, unique ethic cuisine and lunch in the village.
Originated in Yunnan and Guizhou Province of China, the ethnic minority Ahka made their way into Southeast Asia during the early 20th century after wars. Civil wars occuring some 80 years ago in Myanmar and Laos resulted in an increased flow of Akha immigrants, from Myanmar’s Kengtung and Laos’ Luang Namtha and Phongsaly, into Chiang Rai’s Doi Mae Salong. Now, Ahka people can be found in mountainous areas of Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Tak, Kamphaengphet, Prae, Lampang, and Phetchabun.
Ahka is good at keeping up with their family trees. They can trace back through their paternal ancestors to the origin of their families. Moreover, their ethic traditions, rites, legends, and folklores are well inherited through generations.