Chiang Rai - People and Villages in the North
the highlands of Northern Thailand are filled with unique villages where tribes have been carrying on life in the same way for centuries.  They are always wonderful teachers for their children.  They are talented with their crafts and weaving.  
The beautiful native dress changes from tribe to tribe and village to village.  The lady in the center is smoking a cigarette in the old traditional way.
Who are these young tribal maidens?
Copyright - Dave Hutchinson
Not once on this two week trip was I ever denied the opportunity to take a photo.  And, seldom was any tip expected.