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Lahu people Shi Balah Hill Tribe Thailand, Thai hilltribe Karen long necks villagers wearing brass rings,Thaton, Ecotourisim Village Chiang Mai, Asia

Lahu people Shi Balah Hill Tribe Thailand, Thai hilltribe Karen long necks villagers wearing brass rings,Thaton, Ecotourisim Village Chiang Mai, Asia Stock Photo
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3413 x 5120 px | 28.9 x 43.3 cm | 11.4 x 17.1 inches | 300dpi

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The Kayan are a group of the Karenni people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Burma (Myanmar). The Kayan resident in Mae Hong Son Province in Northern Thailand refer to themselves as Kayan and are offended by the persistent use of the terms “Padaung” or “Long-neck Karen hill tribe”. Padaung (Yan Pa Doung) is a Shan term for the Kayan Lahwi (the group whose women wear the brass neck coils). In the late 1980 and early 1990s Kayan tribes people fled into neighbouring Thailand. There they live with an uncertain legal status in the border area, in villages set up to display them to tourists who are willing to pay to admire their particular body modification, which consists of coiling lengths of brass around the necks of the women.

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