The most-touted Kayan village is Ban Huai Sua Tao, about 10 kms from Mae Hong Son. More remote, but definitely not off the beaten track, is Kayan Tayar, near the Shan village of Ban Nai Soi, 35 kms northwest of Mae Hong Son. Another ‘long-necked’ community is based at Huay Pu Keng and is included on long-tail boat tours departing from Tha Pong Daeng.
Ban Huai Sua Tao was formed in 1995 precisely for giving visitors easier access to the Kayan people. The village is easy to reach due to the impeccable road but some concrete weir stream crossings are very slippery.