Our Chiang Mai hike took us through several Karen hill tribe villages, some as small as three or four houses.We stayed overnight in one, called Gowalo, although I'm not sure of the spelling.
The village was clean and organized, and compared to some Dayak villages we've been to in Indonesian Borneo, the tribal culture seemed pretty intact. People went about their business and didn't pay us much attention. The kids didn't ask for money or candy.
A lot of the residents still wore traditional clothing.
My favorite thing about the village, though, was the chickens: each one had her own little hand-woven basket to nest in.