Baan Tong Luang Hilltribe Village


Hill tribe children run through a rice paddy as they play at the end... News PhotoAsian Style Conical Hat,Child,Cultures,Day,Hill,Horizontal,Human Interest,Indigenous Culture,Outdoors,Rice Paddy,Thailand,Tourism,Tourist,VillagePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesMAERIM, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 6: Hill tribe children run through a rice paddy as they play at the end of the day after the tourists have left at the Baan Tong Luang village on September 6, 2012 in Maerim, Thailand. Baan Tong Luang is a fabricated village containing 6 separate Thai Hill Tribes where visitors are expected to pay $16 or 500 Thai bhat for the entrance fee. The ethnic tribes include the Lahu, Hmong, White Karen, Long necked Karen, Yao, Akha. The village opened since 2005 attempts to preserve the old traditions of the ethnic Hill Tribe, also providing an income for them. Life for many of Thailand's Hill Tribe population can be difficult since it can be hard for them to make a living. Their language, costume and culture are different along with the frequent legal problems over Thai citizenship. Hill tribe is a term used in Thailand for all of the various tribal peoples who migrated from Tibet, or elsewhere in China over the past few centuries.. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)