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.
Visit Ban Pang Ha, take a sightseeing around the village by a farm truck. Enjoy the local workshops such as
knife making (bladesmith), 12 zodiac candle molding and create your own design mulberry paper.