The Akha people live in Thailand, Lao, Myanmar and China. They are known for their nicely decorated headdresses and traditional attire as well as the innovative triangle swing made of bamboo that children enjoy so much.
The Chakma people are concentrated mostly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh with smaller groups found in Northeast India, Western Burma and China.
The Karen are an indigenous ethnic group living mostly along the Thai-Myanmar border. They are known for their intricate knowledge of nature, animals and plants. Their practical understanding of the environment in which they live has allowed them to develop an elaborate forest management system.
The Lisu people live in Thailand, Myanmar, China and North East India. Most Lisu are found in high-mountain-villages, like the Akha people. The Lisu are known for their colorful dresses and traditional mass-dancing with their 3-stringed guitars and traditional flute.
The Naga people are found in North East India and Myanmar. They are known for their Naga chili, which is one of the strongest chilies in the world.