16 captivating pictures of hill tribes in Laos

Professional travel photographer Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides guidebooks, visiting far-flung corners around the world. Here he shares some of

Akha people live in the hills of northern and western Laos.

16 captivating pictures of hill tribes in Laos

Akha Tribeswoman - stunning shots taken in northern Laos, where photographer Tim Draper spent time with the Akha people.

Akha Village - Phongsali province, Laos (2007)

Akha Village - Phongsali province, Laos (2007)

Sunrise in Phongsali

Sunrise in Phongsali Mai district Northern Laos by Ari Vitikainen on

Lao child - muang ngoi, Phongsali

This photo from Phongsali, North is titled 'Lao child'.

Phongsali by Lars Pohlmann, via Flickr

Phongsali by Lars Pohlmann, via Flickr

A cheeky grandma in Akha finery in her village near Phongsali, Laos.

A cheeky grandma in Akha finery in her village near Phongsali, Laos.

Laos, Phongsali Province Huay Yueng Village, Akha hill tribe, traditional headdress. © Glen Allison

Laos, Phongsali Province, Huay Yueng Village, Akha hill tribe, lady with traditional headdress.

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