A young girl from the Padaung hill tribe aka long neck, a sub-group of the Karen hill tribe, near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, stares intensely at the camera. The Padaung are Burmese refugees that fled to Thailand in order to escape persecution.
Wat Mahathat - Sukhothai national park "Sukhothai Thailand has tremendous history paramount to the foundation of old Siam (Thailand). The kingdom, established in 1238, was the first Thai kingdom in existence. The roots of ornate and influential Thai architecture stem from Sukhothai as do cultural facets associated with Thais today. Featuring numerous magnificent monuments, Sukhothai is where Thai civilization first evolved and where Hinduism and Buddhism often met in the earliest years. "