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"Akha Mountain People" Mini Light and Sound Show

Schedule :
- Confirmed dates for 2002 shows are

Saturday, 26
Saturday, 23
Saturday, 30
Saturday, 27
(Tickets are 280 baht/person)

- The show can be organized for special occasions of tour operators or groups (please book shows at least 7 days in advance). The minimum package fee is 15,000 baht per show. The show can be shown to not over 300 people at one time.

Venue : In the area of the Hill Tribe Development and Welfare Center, Tambon Pa Sang, Amphoe Mae Chan, Chiang Rai.

Origin :
Chiang Rai is Thailand's northernmost province. It has a prosperous civilization that is unique than other regions of the country. It is rich in tourism resources. A part of Chiang Rai is known worldwide as "the Golden Triangle" that covers the three countries of Thailand, Lao PDR and Myanmar. One charm of the province is the way of life of hill tribes that has remained since ancient times and a culture that is distinctive to each tribe.

Activities :
- 17.50 hrs. Tourists are welcomed to the show area of "Akha Mountain People."
- 18.00 hrs. Experience the life and charm of the hill tribes of Akha, Lahu, Hmong, Yao, Lisu, and Pakoyo at the lifestyle demonstration area.
- 18.30 hrs. Enjoy delicious hill tribe food amidst mountains and jungles.
- 19.00 hrs. See the Mini Light and Sound Show of the Akha hill tribe about its fascinating way of life.

Nearby Tourist Spots :
- Doi Mae Salong (Mae Chan)
  is where you can find the Nang Phaya Sua Khrong flower, the smallest species of Sakura. The flower is pink and white and blooms all along the way up Mae Salong. This rare plant grows only in cool climate.
- Iko Doi Saen Chai Village (Mae Chan)
  is home of the Iko hill tribe that has beautiful attire and the interesting tradition of Lo Chingcha (high swing) (held around August).
- Doi Hua Mae Kham (Mae Chan)
  is the home of Lisu, Iko, Hmong, and Muso tribes.
- Khun Kon Waterfall Park (Muang)
  is the most beautiful and highest waterfall in Chiang Rai.

For more information, contact :
- Chiang Rai Tourist Business Association.
  Tel. (053) 711023, 716767, fax (053) 717023
- TAT Northern Region Office: Area 2 (Chiang Rai).
  Tel. (053) 717433, 744674-5, fax (053) 717434
- TAT.
  Tel. (02) 6941222 ext. 1962, fax (02) 6941384

Note : Tourists in groups can select the narration language (about 30 minutes/show) in either Thai or English. Pamphlets are produced in Thai, English, Japanese, Chinese, and German.

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand
Wed, 6 March, 2002

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