Stock Photo - Kayan Lahwi women at the Kay Htein Bo village celebration. The Long Neck Kayan (also called Padaung in Burmese) are a sub-group of the Karen ethnic from Burma ...
. They wear spiral coils around their neck and lower legs. They are also nicknamed ""giraffe womenâ. œ. The neck itself is not lengthened; the appearance of a stretched neck is created under the pressure of the collar, the ribs lower and the shoulders and clavicles collapse. The traditionnal Kay Htein Bo celebration is held once a year in April in most every Kayan village. Itâ. . s an opportunity for Kayan people from all different places and even from Thailand to gather and keep the unity of the tribe. In the late 1980s and early1990s due to conflict with the military regime in Myanmar, many Kayan people fled to the Mae Hong Son province in Thailand close to the Thai Myanmar border. Among the refugee camps set up there was a Long Neck section, which became a tourist site, self-sufficient on tourist revenue. Pan Pet Region, Kayah State, Myanmar.
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