A small village of huts in the mountains and the forest near Mae Hong Son. A village where live about twenty people, none of them could speak a word in English. This tribe is called Lisu and speaks its own language, different from Thai.
I’ve been already three times in Thailand, and every time i get a bit disappointed about this Country. In my opinion it’s really overestimated. I mean, don’t misunderstand me, it’s not too bad, but it has became so much bloody touristy, that my interest on this Country is very low by now.
This s a tiny village of Burma's refugee, where the people of the Longneck tribe are forced to live from the Thai government since more than 20 years. This village is also sadly known as a "Human Zoo", where the life and the culture of this special tribe is always showcased for tourists from all the world... just for the price of a ticket (250bhat). By now the people of this village gave up their freedom and their human rights..
Driving through the mountain roads around Mae Hong Son there are many rice fields where the people from the villages come to work everyday.
During my stay in northern Thailand I rented a scooter and drove in company with an Australian girl met a few days earlier, through the villages in the mountains around Mae Hong Son. We were looking for the Burma's refugee villages to witness the different situations of life in the villages. This is the "Ban Nai Son Kayan Longneck Village", a small and remote village of huts almost inaccessible because of the dire condition of the road that leads here.
A small village nearby Mae Hong Son in Thailand. If you ride the motorbike outside the city you can find a few of these small villages formed by a dozen of huts. Here nobody can speak english and they normally work on the harvest, and the life is very simple.