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Long Neck Karen Women of Northern Thailand

Last Updated 10/06/2022.

The long neck women of Northern Thailand, on the Burmese border near Mae Hong Son. These long neck ladies belong to the Karen tribe and the rings around their necks are traditional in their culture.

We were welcomed in their village, bought some trinkets, had a look around. We were the only western tourists visiting on that day.

Long Neck Karen Woman

This village was occupied by a handful of families, they had traditional wood stilt houses, there was a school and the kids were playing football.

Many long neck women were engaged in crafts to make items to sell as souvenirs, predominantly weaving.

These women were happy to have their photos taken. We didn’t pay them, instead we bought items from each woman’s stall.

Long neck Karen Woman northern Thailand weaving

We hired a car in Chiang Mai and drove north to explore this region. There are many Hill Tribes in this area.

Some larger images of our Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe visit. The full post about this experience, and other Hill Tribe experiences in Thailand, is here.

Long Neck Karen Women of Northern Thailand

This was just one of the interesting places we visited as part of a large road trip in Northern Thailand. We have a full post detailing places to visit in Northern Thailand here.

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