Tribal Culture Festival - Doi Hua Mae Kham - 13th November 2010 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, some 30 kms west of Thoed Thai, its on the border with Myanmar and is about as remote a place as one can find. The dirt road is an adventure for motorcyclists intent on enjoying the spectacle of the annual tribal culture festival which coincides with the sunflowers in bloom. As Cold Season sets in, golden-yellow Giant Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia Diversifolia) in full bloom transform the hills and valleys into a beautiful tapestry of gold and green. The variety of tribal cultural displays in the natural amphitheatre are breath-taking in their colour and diversity. The Army barbers were giving free haircuts all day! Akha woman in traditional costume Akha men in traditional costume Akha Lisu traditional costume Lisu woman with child - Ban Hua Mae Kham Fan dancers Hmong people in traditional costume Yao girls - dancing display Mongol girls - dancing display Lahu in traditional costume Akha women in traditional costume Lisu people in traditional costume The view is wonderful from the mountain tops in the far north of Thailand!