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A young Padaung girl at Baan Tong Luang, a “cultural preservation” village outside Chiang Mai where four hill tribes sell crafts and demonstrate skills. Padaung females are recognized by their practice of elongating their necks with brass coils

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This article feature examples of traditional costume or dress worn by the peoples around the globe. Peoples often call this kind of costumes "national", but the beauty of them have nothing to do with

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. The brass rings around their necks are considered to be a sign of great beauty.

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.

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Neck rings worn usually in African and Asian cultures are meant to make the neck look more elongated. Starting from a young age women wear neck coils and gradually increased with age.

The Kayan Lahwi also called the “Long Necked Hilltribe” are a subgroup of the Karen, a heterogeneous closely related tribes originally from Eastern Burma.   Whatever the real reasons, this pretty young girl was happy to smile for me and let me take a close-up shot.  © Sayid Budi ~ All rights reserved 2010

The Kayan Lahwi also called the “Long Necked Hilltribe” are a subgroup of the Karen, a heterogeneous closely related tribes originally from Eastern Burma. Whatever the real reasons, this pretty young girl was happy to smile for me and let me take a close-up shot. © Sayid Budi ~ All rights reserved 2010

Ban Nai Soi, ThailandPadaung Karen Longneck girl near Mae Hong Son..

Ban Nai Soi, ThailandPadaung Karen Longneck girl near Mae Hong Son.

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. "

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. "

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