Doi Hua Mae Kham

Hill Tribe Culture & Sunflower Festival – Doi Hua Mae Kham

Doi Hua Mae Kham is one of the largest mixed hill-tribe villages in Thailand. There are  Akha, Lahu, Lisu and Yao, plus Hmong and Tai Yai residents. Located in the north-western extremity of Chiang Rai province approx 30 kms west of Thoed Thai, it is on the border with Myanmar, and is about as remote a place as one can find.

 

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The spectacle of the annual tribal culture festival, which coincides with the sunflowers in bloom, is not to be missed!

As Cold Season sets in, golden-yellow Giant Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia Diversifolia) are in full bloom.  The hills and valleys are transformed into a beautiful tapestry of gold and green.

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The variety of tribal cultural displays in the natural amphitheatre are breath-taking in their colour and diversity.