From the park station it is just several minutes walk to Tha Ta Fang village which is also on the
Salaween river bank. After these paddy fields you will enter the village. It is a community of Karen majority.
The village's Myanmar name is Mae Ka Hta.
A corner of the living room in a typical Karen house. Tha Ta Fang village does not have wired electricity. Some
houses are provided with solar panals to power the light bulbs. Many villagers have relatives on the western side
of the river (in Myanmar). On the river bank is a small museum/tourist office with only phone in the village.
Left: Mae Samleab from the boat. The village, called Taw Lay Hta in Myanmar, is a small river port
for the trading between two sides of the river. From Myanmar come cattle, wood, bamboo, bamboo shoots, chillies,
and some rare plants and flowers. From Thailand fuel oil, boat and engine spare parts, cooking oil, food stuff,
house items go to Karen and Kayah states.
Right: a view on Salawin (Thanlwin) river to the south of Mae Samleap on the way to Ban Sop Moei.