Southeast Asia | Forget the boycott, come and visit us, 'long-neck' Kayan mother says

Forget the boycott, come and visit us, ‘long-neck’ Kayan mother says

New film suggests not all Kayan refugees are trapped in 'human zoos'; some in Thailand's far north want visitors to come and see their homes and traditional customs - as well as the brass rings around their necks

January 9, 2018 5:49 PM (UTC+8)
A "long neck" Karen or Kayan woman is seen with a child in a village in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand in this pic from late 2016. She and dozens more fled civil strife in eastern Myanmar over the past 20-30 years. Famous for their traditional golden neck rings they pose for photos with tourists and sell souvenirs. Photo: iStock
A "long neck" Karen or Kayan woman is seen with a child in a village in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand in this pic from late 2016. She and dozens more fled civil strife in eastern Myanmar over the past 20-30 years. Famous for their traditional golden neck rings they pose for photos with tourists and sell souvenirs. Photo: iStock
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