Hmong Girl at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai, Thailand
This girl is wearing the traditional clothing of the Hmong Tribe, one of the six major tribes in Thailand.
The Hmong Tribal Village is located on Doi Suthep, a 1676 meters high mountain that is the focal point of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui National Park.
The villagers wear traditional Hmong clothes, sell Hmong handicrafts, and live in Hmong-style homes. But, most of this traditional look is not as authentic as it could be since the Hmong Tribe is only 4 kilometers away from Wat Phra Doi Suthep –a popular temple in Chiang Mai– so it is an easily accessible key tourist attraction to visitors of this temple. But still, it gives an insight into how Thailand’s tribes live.
If you’re looking for a less contrived view of the Hmong, you may have to go deeper into Chiang Mai’s mountains. You can also hike up the mountain to other more authentic tribes like the Lahu and the Karen. Worth the effort if you have the time and energy to hike deep into these tropical forests.