Faces of Northern Thailand

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A young Akha hilltribe woman in Northern Thailand, located just a few miles south of the Mae Sai border crossing with Burma. The hill tribes have migrated into Northern Thailand in recent times - forced across the borders by civil war, political pressures, and simply the need for more land.


A young girl along the roadside in the "Golden Triangle" of Northern Thailand. The Golden Triangle is a name given to the area of land formed by the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos. This area, which is shaped roughly like a triangle, produces the majority of the world's opium supply.


An older Hmong hilltribe man in Northern Thailand. Northern Thailand is the home of several hilltribes, including the Hmong, Mein, Lahu, and Lisu.


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