Long Neck Village, Mae Hong Son

At Long Neck Village, get a sense of traditional village life and understand the women's practice of lengthening their necks with brass coils. Once a dying custom, the practice has become more frequent due to money it draws from tourism, regardless of the controversy. In Mae Hong, several villages open their doors to curious tourists, with the most popular being Huai Seua Thao. During your visit, expect difficulty in communicating with locals due to the language barrier; nevertheless, they are generally friendly and welcoming. The women will encourage you to purchase handicrafts like hand-woven linens, but note that bartering is frowned upon. Photographs are okay, although many tourists feel uncomfortable with the idea. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mae Hong Son trip simple and quick.
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  • It seems to me important to go, learn and draw their conclusions. Of course that with some money he can contribute with these families. It must not be seen as a spectacle but to learn about another culture and experience.
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  • I guess there are many or at least a couple of different villages. We did have a car and follows road signs south of Mae Hong Song. After at least 12 km on small roads we had to take a boat 25 minutes...  more »
  • We looked at the longneck Karan within a tour. It's actually more a Zoo which shows the longneck women. Basically, you can see but mainly stalls. The admission cost 500 baht, you could not use the toilet for hygiene reasons. We would not again look at it, it is worthwhile to spend so much money for it.
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