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The land of the giraffe women as polish explorer Vitold De Golish called it. Lies in eastern Burma plateau Dimpled by terraced, paddy-filled valley. Here lives Padang , atribe of about 7000 membes. Legend claims that the brass rings protect the...more
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Baan Tong Luang | Mae Raem, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit this tribe mainly thinking we were going to see something older in terms of history. The tribe originated from Myanmar and have settled in this area. This tribe does not have rights in Chang Mai and thus they live together and...More

1  Thank MLAbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was part of a tour we booked to Chiang raí. It does not take long so don’t expect a lot. It is interesting to hear about the tribe, the tradition and take a picture or two.

1  Thank BadiaW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found it was an interesting small village to visit but as there were no other attraction on site, we could just finish visiting in about 15-20 mins. There were only some stalls to buy particular things, see the longnecks weaving, and then take photos...More

1  Thank gabywhee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Karen tribe Long neck ladies and learnt that these people originated from Myanmar. We also learnt some words like Abata Rorai which means hello and Talai Bana which means thank you in their language. Bought some souvenirs from the oldest lady with...More

1  Thank ScubaDy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken some time to think about my experience here and remain torn. On the one hand, the resilience to preserve tradition of this culture is amazing, and the elongated neck jewelry is fascinating. On the other, I feel awful that they seem to...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there in 2015. This was the last part of out day trip to White temple and going back to Chiang Mai went to the Karon Long neck village. The necks of women here were really long and they were wearing metallic neck covers to...More

Thank Alok_Nahata
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It was part of touring Chiang Rai away from the main drag. It was well worth the visit. Got the opportunity to take pictures. Quite remarkable for older women to wear them as they are very heavy. The women were very friendly and obliging. There...More

1  Thank danp2
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I've given this 'attraction' a three star rating as I'm torn two ways about it. One part of me says it's quite interesting to see these proud people clinging to their long traditions and being able to make things to sell to tourists and thereby...More

2  Thank Stormyallen
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We went here at the suggestion of our taxi driver. I was surprised that you had to pay to even enter the village. It is really just a series of stalls selling touristy gifts...all pretty much the same. Whilst the people clearly live there, you...More

1  Thank Debs10
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Its a 1.5 hours drive from white temple to the long neck karen village. Here you see all the ladies wearing rings made from bronze around their neck as early as the age of 4. The tribe now has barely more than 150 people left....More

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Abdullah B
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Response from Daven C | Reviewed this property |
Its definately not wheel chair friendly. Lots of rocks and slopes around the area.