Mae Hong Son
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Long Neck Village in Mae Hong Son
The long neck hill tribe people of Karen, Burma supposedly emigrated to the Mae Hong Son region of northern Thailand. There are several Kayan settlements and this one in Huay Sua Thao felt less or almost non-commercial unlike other long neck villages such as the one by boat. The Kayan people seem to hold strong in their tradition of adorning their necks with brass coils to elongate the neckline; a sign of beauty. In the middle of all of this Kayan tradition, sits a Catholic Church where the beliefs that stem from one or the other allow for a serene and peaceful co-existence.
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