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Thong is a certified tourism guide in northern Thailand and Chiang Mai, who approaches his work with warmth, good humor and a deep knowledge of the flora, fauna and cultures of Northern Thailand. As a member of the Lisu people who live throughout the mountains of northern Thailand and into Myanmar, China and India, Thong grew up in the lush rainforests of Thailand on the outskirts of the nearest village. His knowledge of local plants and animals is encyclopedic. While walking through the forest with Thong, you can expect to learn which plants, insects, and frogs are edible and which are poisonous, and the names of countless birds and other animals. He has worked as a consultant for survival TV shows. When he’s not guiding or teaching survival skills, Thong lives with his wife near Chiang Dao.