we were considering going to Chiang Rai (we've been to Chiang Mai) mainly to visit the hill tribes. we've been to Sapa in Vietnam and trekked in there and in Sapa and all around there the hill tribes still wear their traditional dress, not for tourists but that's the way they dress. However looking at tourists photos on the Chiang Rai site the villagers all seem to wear regular western clothes, is this the case? Are there any villages where the villagers still wear traditional clothes or do they only do it for tourists to take photos of them?
If you've been to Sapa, you'll understand what I'm asking.
Thanks, appreciate your response.