The people of Huay Pu Keng are proud to present the following attractions to visitors:

Guest Houses

Spend a night in a Kayan village!

Guest House

Most tourists pay quick visits to the Kayan villages, take a few photos of the women and leave without getting to know anything about the Kayan people: why they are in Thailand, why they wear the rings, what remains of their traditional culture and beliefs, what are their hopes for the future?

Be different……Experience life in this unique village, stay in their new guest houses overlooking the river, share their traditional food and spend time talking to these very special people.

This is a development venture by the people of Huay Pu Keng. All proceeds will go towards communal village funds.


Jungle Trek and Cave Tour

Jungle Trek

Starting from Huay Pu Keng village, trek along the stream and through beautifully lush jungle to reach a 50 meter deep cave filled with stalactites & stalagmites and used as a Buddhist meditation retreat. (Trek approx. 30 minutes each way.)

This is a development venture by the people of Huay Pu Keng. All proceeds will go towards communal village funds.


Flower Mountain

Flower Mountain
In November and December the flowers planted on a hill in Huay Pu Keng are in bloom. The residents of Huay Pu Keng call this their 'flower mountain'. Also on the hilltop are numerous viewpoints from where you can get stunning views of the village and the Pai river.



The residents of Huay Pu Keng make traditional Karenni scarves and bags for sale. This is one of their main sources of income.


New Village

new villagers

In September 2007 over 80 residents, from the other two Kayan villages in the Mae Hong Son region, moved to Huay Pu Keng. The new villagers live slightly separate from the old Huay Pu Keng village in a newly constructed area about 200m from the football field.

NINE STARS: I Will return

Available to buy now from Kayan villages including Huay Pu Keng is "I Will Return" - 14 songs composed and performed by Kayan students.

I Will Return Cover

Nine Stars are a group of young Karenni from the refugee village of Nai Soi on the Thai-Burma border. They belong to the Kayan (Padaung) ethnic group. This is their first album and it was made using the most basic recording equipment.

The themes of the songs reflect their life as refugees
separation from their family and country, displacement of their people, exploitation of their natural resources, living in a constant state of war and their love for their mother, country and lovers.

With these songs these young students hope to communicate their feelings about their plight to the world.


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