Khamu form the biggest ethnic group in Oudomxay province, beeing part of the Lao Thoeng, the Upland Lao. They are considered as the 'guardians of the land' and have settled in all Northern provinces of Laos. Living in the mountains, dry-rice cultivation and slash-and-burn techniques characterize their traditional economic system.
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The Provincial Infomation, Culture and Tourism Department (ICT) gives tourists the opportunity to visit Khmu villages on trekking tours including home stay in the villages. With these tour progams the villages Ban Tanongpo, Ban Phavi and Ban Chom Ong are also part of the ICT’s development program.