Meet northern Thailand’s hill tribes and explore villages that haven’t changed in centuries. Discover the tribe whose women are known for their ‘long necks’ and other peoples who will welcome you into their primeval worlds. This is an extremely rare opportunity to learn first-hand about these ancient cultures respectful manner.
Begin with a visit to the Padaung people, a subgroup of the Karen tribe, in the Chiang Dao area. The women and girls as young as five wear brass coils around their necks. The tribe’s members say the rings are part of their cultural identity and the origins of the tradition have been lost in time. Then visit the Akha hill tribe, which dwells at hig...
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