Our Akha village enjoys beautiful foggy mornings all year long. We have a relatively cool climate throughout the day. We are home to the Akha people, one of the most unique hilltribes in Southeast Asia with fascinating, well-preserved cultures and an untouched natural setting.
Hloyo (pronounced Law Yo) Village is situated on the Doi Mae Salong hills close to the Myanmar border. If driving from Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai we are before Mae Salong town centre.
Hloyo comes to life in the evenings when locals gather for music, food, and bonding. Characterized by their hospitable nature, Hloyo gatherings are led by indigenous instruments played by locals who dress up in decorative, traditional Akha costumes. During your stay, you may get to learn to make one of the costumes or maybe you might prefer to learn basket weaving. This community relies on its surroundings for food and basic livelihood. Join villagers on their favorite trail as they forage the freshest herbs and vegetables. Stop by the stream for a fresh catch.
Hands-on experiences are what this village is about.
Our Akha village is home to families that currently have population of approximately 350 ranging from young children to the elderly.