The northern region of Thailand is full of several nomadic tribes that inhabit the hill region to cultivate the land. The tribes have a notorious history in the Golden Triangle region for growing poppies to make opium. They aren't actual residents of Thailand and are not entitled to the benefits of the Thai people. There are several different tribes and each is known for their distinctive traditional dress. Much of the clothing is very elaborate and can take an entire year to craft. This photo was taken at a roadside stall in Mae Salong where this Akha woman sold us sunflower seeds. We asked for a photo as we were told to do because it is said that the tribespeople believe that when you take their photo, you are taking a part of their soul. I think there is truth to this because she allowed me to take it but when I showed her, she got upset. It was beautiful clothing especially the intricate headpiece. Check out the recap in the daily details.