Chiang Mai Doi Inthanon National Park - Chiang Mai Thailand
Chiang Mai Sightseeing
Chiang Mai Doi Inthanon National Park, Visit 2 wonderful pagodas and the highest peak in Thailand with much beautiful scenery including two huge waterfalls and fascinating Rhododendron. Then visit Karen villages whose culture of living harmony with nature are apparently going on.
The Karen (Kariang, Yang) like to settle in foothills, and live in bamboo houses raised on stilts, beneath which live their domestic animals: pigs, chickens, and buffaloes. They, like all the tribes, are skilled farmers who practice crop rotation, and they also hunt for game, with spears and crossbows, and use tame elephants to help them clear land.
Karen women are skilled in sewing and dyeing, and dress in white blouse-sarong combinations with colorful patterns or beads for trim. They wear their long hair tied back in a bun and covered with white scarves.
The Karen are gentle, peaceful, and cooperative people, who, like all the Hilltribes, reserve their highest veneration for their ancestors and living elders.