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Long Neck Village, Mae Hong Son

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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. Plan to see Long Neck Village and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mae Hong Son vacation route planner.
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  • I don't believe in paying 500 baht to exploit a type of people. This has become more commercial and has lost the authentic feel to it.  more »
  • We had a trip lasting several hours in the village of 'giraffe women'. You reach's 20minütigen boat ride only on the water after a CA. A very educational experience in which one learns much about the way of life of the Padaung and legends, which led to the emergence of the "Long necks". Very nice people which like to take a picture and offer very cheap even produced souvenirs. Caution for visitors with above-average body length (low-slung cabin roofs)
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  • The women are beautiful and gracious, the village looked clean and cared for, BUT, I read about these women AFTER we visited which was a small part of a full day tour we booked. My understanding is th...  more »