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Visit the Long-Neck Village in Myanmar

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  • Added on: September 25th, 2016
Long – neck village belonging to Kayan tribe in Myanmar is one of the interesting places in this beautiful land. Here you will have a great opportunity to meet and share some exciting stories with long – neck women in their unique dress and necklace.

According to the customs and traditions of Kayan tribe, the girls here wore necklaces since they were the little girls. And along the time, the number of these necklaces was increased. However, the number and weight of these necklaces depend on the demand of the girls. They usually choose a maximum of 32 necklaces with total weight from 13 – 15 kg.

Nowadays, the girls of Kayan tribe do not obligate to perform this custom as in the past.

Because of wearing necklaces in a long time, the neck of these women here become longer (their scapula being pressed down). Thus their neck is very weak and may be broken if they take off these necklaces. This is also considered as a strict punishment for women of this tribe when they make a serious mistake.

At the village, visitors can take some nice photos with these women without any fee as other tourist destinations. Besides, the villagers here are very friendly and hospitable so visitors will have interesting stories with them and learn more about their lifestyle and tradition.

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