Visit - - - Long Neck Village. Long-necked ethnic group is composed of Badong ethnic group of Karen ethnic group in northern Thailand and Myanmar, which can only be seen in Meihongshun Town. Long-necked people are beautiful with long necks. From the age of 5 to 6, children wear copper rings around their necks. One copper ring a year makes their necks elongated. The longest neck is 70 cm. When bathing, the long-necked person can only tuck straw into the copper ring and wipe it like a saw. In order to live, they put on heavy shackles and showed the world the cruel beauty. Long Neck Village still strives to maintain its own folklore, living in low huts, women self-reliant, follow the matriarchal social system, and there is a big gap with today's society, so it attracts people to flock to novelty.
Long-necked ethnic group is a popular tourism feature in northern Taipei, which attracts many tourists to explore. Under the guide's explanation, we know that the long-necked people are illegal immigrants, so they can not get the identity certificate of the Thai government and other documents at all. Basically, this small place is their life. Girls of the Long Neck Nationality started wearing copper rings at a very young age, and gradually increased the number of copper rings until they were married at the age of 25. And copper rings need to be worn for life. They can't be removed at any time, and they can't be reduced until they die. And they don't just wear brass rings around their necks, but also their arms and legs. We weighed the copper rings. They were so heavy that it was hard to imagine that they would carry them all their lives. The best way to take pictures with long-necked women is to tip them about 20 baht. I see that some tourists do not give them complaints and unhappiness, and they still feel very simple. The handicraft here is pure handicraft, so the price is generally not cheap, unless you really like to buy, otherwise do not bargain hurt feelings. Some long-necked women will take children out to play, very cute.
Originally a minority in the mountains of Myanmar, the long-necked people migrated to northern Taipei to escape the war. Become a stateless refugee. Local women believe that brass rings around the neck are a symbol of beauty and wealth, so from the age of 10, they wear a brass ring weighing 1 kg every year until they grow up. Their neck length is no different from that of ordinary people, but their clavicles and shoulder bones are compressed and sagged by wearing heavy copper rings all the year round, so they look very long. It can be said that the long neck is a kind of morbid, incomplete beauty. Because of their fantastic decoration, they attract many novelty-seeking tourists. Nowadays, visiting Long-necked Village has become a business. Long-necked Village is surrounded and tickets are collected from tourists. But at the same time, most of the long-necked people live in poverty. Their only source of income is tickets for tourists to visit villages and scarves they knit. Although they can attract tourists with long necks, they can not change their embarrassed fate.
Just as foot-binding was the beauty of old China, in their eyes, the more necks the long-necked women wore, the more beautiful they were. Generally speaking, when they were five years old, girls would wear one kilogram of copper ring around their neck and limbs. From the age of 10, they would add one more ring to their neck every year until they were 25 years old. The copper ring, weighed in his hand, was very heavy! There are many children in Long Neck Village. They are very able to help adults take care of their business at a young age. I gave all the cakes and snacks I brought to the children, who were very polite and thanked me with their hands folded.
A group of Burmese refugees fleeing to Thailand will start wearing necklaces from the age of five. They can't take them off after wearing them. They are very distressed. Don't look at the necklaces. It's really not a taste to take them on. They can't breathe under the pressure of their necks. All the friends who go traveling will support their economic development.
Long neck village is located in the five ethnic villages of Qinglai. It is also the most magical village. Girls here need to wear long brass rings around their necks when they are very young, and pull their necks very long. They regard it as beautiful. In fact, outsiders feel very cruel, but maybe this is their national belief, we should recognize them with respect.
Chiang Lai Chang Neck Village is a branch of northern Myanmar. They rely on handicraft products to maintain their daily life. Girls were born with necklaces. Every year they were added a necklace. They stayed in the village for more than an hour. When they saw the scene, they couldn't be calm for a long time.
Nowadays, the younger generation of women of the Long Neck Nationality is free to choose whether to wear bronze rings or not. Children receive normal education during the day, learn their own language after school, and learn English with international volunteers. More than 200 years ago, they came to Thailand from Myanmar and settled there. Now they are half Thais. They own land and enjoy education, but they can't go out of North Thailand.
Long-necked people, located in the Qinglai Palace. Long-necked people sell some handicraft and make some money. A place worth visiting.
We are going to the Five-Nationality Village, one of which is Changjin Village. People here have copper rings around their necks to make their necks long. There is a name at the entrance of the village. The ring weighs more than a dozen kilograms and looks a little frightening.