Padaung (Pudong, Karen)

This is not numerous tribe of Thailand tourists usually represented as "long-necked Karen» (long-neck Karens). Long neck Padaung women who became one of the hits of northern Thailand, is an ancient tradition of the tribe. They say that the iron wire that pulls the whole day of the neck, wrists and ankles local women, was designed to limit their opportunity to escape from her husband in a neighboring village. Over the history of flight stopped, and tradition has remained - that today in the highland villages Padaung in Thai provinces of Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son, you can see how the morning men wind on the neck of his daughters kilogram wire hoops. Here tourists can buy and wire itself - as a souvenir.


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