Chinese Village Ban Rak Thai (Ban Mae Aw) The KMT village is situated 44 kilometers from town via Pha Suea Waterfall near the Thai - Myanmar border. The village was settled up by the group of Kuomintang Chinese [KMT] military in 1943, the village is famous for its breath taking view and tea cultivation.
Visitors can see how the tea is grown and harvested and taste some delicious U-Long tea. An annual Tea Testing Festival is held at Chinese Village in February. This is also one of the famous destination. The village today is well-known about producing Chinese tea, U-Long and Shing Shing green tea. Also the Yunnan food. It is available and still cook in very traditional cooking style.
Shan Village Ban Ruam Thai is also settled by the Queen where Tai Yai people have been offered some land to live here. There are about 28 families, some of them work for the Queen's project. Behind the village is closed to one of the most beautiful lake and garden called "Pang Oung" park. The park is under the alpine shade or also called Switzerland in Thailand.
Lahu Village The other name for this hill tribe calls Black Lahu or Muzer Dam in Thai. Ban Ja Bo now become a modern village that still carry out the traditional life style and also architecture. The main livelihoods of the local residents are field cropping and livestock raising. The secondary livelihoods are gathering wild products from the forest to sell and hired work.