Ethical Travel: Should You Visit the Kayan Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand?

Ethical Travel: Should You Visit the Kayan Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand?

Thailand’s “long neck villages” are more than a contentious tourist trap, but also a home and means of income for Kayan refugees.

Visiting the Kayan Hill Tribe in the Mae Hong Son province, Thailand, is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in the area. It is also one of the most controversial.

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Built on the Business of Boats

Built on the Business of Boats

Hội An’s economic climb and fall as an affluent sea port froze its architecture in time.

It’s easy to imagine Hội An as it would have been in the 16th century. As a bustling stop along the Silk Road — known then as Hai Pho, or, “seaside town” — the city’s winding streets bedecked with colourful lanterns would have been filled with travellers from across the seven seas.

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