Near Chiang Mai, visitors to the area can stop-off the road linking Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai to wee the women of Karen Village. Known for their long necks, created by using heavy metal neck pieces that push down their clavicle, a visit here can make you rethink your own personal use of jewelry.
Though not technically “good” for your body, this tribe has been practicing neck extension for centuries and have served as an inspiration on runways the world over. Sadly, Karen Village has become a bit of a tourist trap. But, it’s still worth a stop to see the beauty and kindness exuded by the people who have lived in this area for generations.