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Long neck karen

The Karen tribe, which is unofficially called the Long Neck tribe, came to Thailand from Burma, when escaping war and violence in their country. They are world famous for their women, who wear golden rings around their necks. From the time when they are 5 to their 21st birthday, each year one ring is added to their collection. At the end their necks get so long that these women are often called “dragon ladies”, or just “long necks”. According to Karen people, the longer the neck the more beautiful the woman who wears them is.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Camera: SM-G610F
Copyright: © SANGHAMITRA SARKAR