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Padaung Family In Inle Lake

"Padaung" means "long-neck" in the Shan language. Traditionally, women wore neck-rings, but this practice has decreased recently. The Padaung, a subgroup of the Kayah tribe which is linked with the Karen tribe. They reside mainly in Kayah State, but can also be seen in the southern Shan State like in Inle Lake.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar, Myanmar
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Zay Yar Lin