Uploaded 25-Feb-07
Taken 12-May-03
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Passing underneath the spirit gate

Akha villages have a spirit gate that indicates the entry to the village.
This gate protects the inhabitants from spirits.
It is important for visitors NOT to touch this gate.
Akha people are animists, their beliefs assign spirits to all kinds of beings and objects.
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