Ban Ruam Mit
The relatively unexplored city of Ban Ruam Mit sits right along the Kok River. This hillside village is made up of a number of different communities, but the majority is Karen. There are also Thai, Lahu, Lisu and Akha people found here. While it does not get as many visitors as the neighbouring city of Chiang Rai, many tourists make their way here to visit the Ruam Mit elephant camp. This mountainous community has so much more to offer tourists than just elephant rides, however. The village’s location next to the river makes it one of the better ones to trek, and the trails here are pretty well marked in comparison to some of the surrounding areas.