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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Faces of Bangkok

Faces of Bangkok

Bangkok: a melting pot of human activity, where shanty town shacks rest in the shadows of towering high rises, and luxury malls coexist alongside traditional Thai houses — which rest on stilts erected out of snaking canals. The city pulses with a tangible energy, with over eight million people living and working within the metropolis’ expansive buildings and winding streets.

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