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Nov
2021

Mae Saruai

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Chiang Rai province. 84,000.  Chiang Rai, then songthaew. n TAT, Chiang Rai (0-5371-7433). ( daily. Situated on a plain between mountains and jagged limestone outcrops, this small market town is a popular meeting place for hill tribes, particularly Akha . Mae Saruai is modernizing rapidly, and new agriculture, including flower production, is replacing traditional crops such as rice.

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Cars can be rented in Chiang Rai to visit the Akha hill-tribe villages. The remote ones are accessible on motorcycles or by trekking. Ban Saen Chareon, 6 miles (10 km) west of Mae Saruai, was the subject of a major study of the Akha.

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