|這不是表演，這是阿卡族的日常生活，此照片是她們正要採茶去 It's not a show. Akha put on the costume in their dailay life. The photo was taken while they're going to work in tea plantation terrace.|
以前駐紮著中國國民黨精良軍隊以做為 “反攻大陸”的棋子，後來在聯合國的壓力下，國民黨下了撤軍的指令，但撤軍返台者少，成為無身份的孤軍，後來因協助泰皇剿滅泰北苗共才得以有了泰國公民權。It’s located in the Thai highland on the mountain,in ChiangRai Golden Triangle region.
Kuomintang (KMT) used to plot one superior army here for “fight to regain china” but commanded to retreat to Taiwan under force of UN (the United Nations). Some KMT soldiers didn’t followed and remained here as “lost army” without any ID. Those lost army and their families got Thai citizenship after they helping to counter the communist insurgency on the Thai frontier.
|山景很美，但山坡這樣的耕種土壤很容易流失，不過當然比一大片的鴉片田好 Beautiful mountain view, but the way to grow in the mountain will get some erosion problems. Surly it's still much better than opium cultivation.|
Even it’s in Thailand, most of the villagers speak Yunnanese Because most of the village's inhabitants today are ethnic Chinese and direct descendants of those KMT soldiers. The villagers here just like other villagers in countryside of Thailand are very good in making handcraft. Only mentioned about use the material of bamboo, there’re a lot of using
But the children here have to spend mot of their time in studying from the daytime in thai speaking school and night (4-8PM) in Chinese speaking school. We could imagine all those handcrafting and surviving skill is going to vanish very soon without passing down.
Mae Salong used to be centered on the Golden Triangles’ opium trade and also grew opium cultivation. About 40 years ago, Chinese nearby tried to grow fruit trees instead but they didn’t grow very well. But the tea plants grow flourish here starting from one tea plant from Taiwan.
|楊大哥對於他園子裡的咖啡樹很滿意Yang is so proud of those coffee trees.|
|李子樹下的咖啡樹 coffee trees under plum trees|
|荔枝樹提供很多落葉作覆蓋，但它長得很快，得適時修枝以免過度遮蔭Litchi trees offer a lot of leaves on the ground as a good mulching. But they grow so fast and proper pruning is necessary.|
|洛神、香蕉、豆子...楊大哥的哥哥市場裡的菜很多藏在裡面 Roselle, banana, different beans...a lot of vegetables in the vendor are hidden here.|
|冬瓜到處長，山雞也是到處飛，菜園子裡很豐富 white gourds climbing and chickens flying everywhere. That's their rich vegetable garden.|
|楊大哥的哥哥在市場裡有擺攤賣他的菜.菜賣得很快 Yang's brother has a vendar in the market to sale his vegetalbes. And his vegetables are always sold out very soon.|
|美思樂的菜 vegetables in Mae Salong|