Huay Pu Keng is a fairly well known “Kayan” Long Neck village in Mae Hong Son

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Huay Pu Keng situated in Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand, is a small village populated primarily by the Kayan (long-neck) and Kayaw (big-ears) Karenni ethnic sub-groups.

Baan Huay Pu Keng or Baan Nam Phiang Din is located in the Thai-Burmese border and it is considered to be the oldest Palong (Long-neck Karen) village in Thailand since the tribal people moved to the country many decades ago. In the Long-neck Karen’s Village, visitors are able to expereince unique lifestyle as well as talk to and take pictures with Long-neck Karens. Moreover, visitors are able to buy souveniors such as necklaces, clothes, and bags from the tribal people. The only way to reach Baan Nam Phiang Din Long-neck Karen’s Village is to take a boat ride in which visitors can also enjoy scenic Pai River along the way.

huay pu keng, baan huay pu keng, long neck village, baan nam phiang din, baan nam piang din
huay pu keng, baan huay pu keng, long neck village, baan nam phiang din, baan nam piang din
huay pu keng, baan huay pu keng, long neck village, baan nam phiang din, baan nam piang din

How to get to Huay Pu Keng :

Huay Pu Keng Long Neck village is another popular day tour in Mae Hong Son. When you leave Mae Hong Son on the 108 in a southerly direction, you pass the village of Huay Dua. Here you can charter a long tail boat and ride on the Pai River to the long-neck village of Huay Pu Keng. Boats travel 15km downstream to the long neck village of Huay Pu Keng. It takes approximately 1 hours to reach Baan Huay Pu Keng and costs 900 Baht for maximum 7 passengers.

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The natural scenery along both sides of the river passed Ban Huai Duea is very interesting.

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Snaking through Pai river for about hour, is a thrilling and photogenic experience

huay pu keng, baan huay pu keng, long neck village, baan nam phiang din, baan nam piang din

Baan Huay Pu Keng is another way of life that visitors can see the living conditions of the Karen people. Huay pu Keng is a community of like the original long-neck Karen hop house, from the coast to Burma in Thailand. Before the separation of water just to stay at home ground and home and long. So here is a community that is quite big and old. And continue to serve as a way of life of Karen people are very traditional.

Huay Pu Keng long neck village is surrounded by  jungle. There is no signal, no electricity and it’s so quiet. The people friendly and very happy to talk or be photographed, the village also has a souvenir souvenirs sold to tourists as well.

huay pu keng, baan huay pu keng, long neck village, baan nam phiang din, baan nam piang din
huay pu keng, baan huay pu keng, long neck village, baan nam phiang din, baan nam piang din

The Kayan women are famous for their long necks, which are stretched with heavy, tight metal rings from the child’s age. The Langohr women, on the other hand, wear heavy ear jewelry that stretches the earlobes. Also interesting is a visit to the school at the top of the village. There are several small classrooms where the children are taught in four languages: Thai, English, Karen and Burmese.

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It is possible to stay the night in Huay Pu Keng in guest houses built by the residents of Huay Pu Keng.

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Weaving is one of their main sources of income.

Address :  Huay Pu Keng, Pha Bong, Mueang Mae Hong Son District, Mae Hong Son 58000, Thailand

GPS Coordinates Map : 19.225869, 97.864668

Entrance : Free for the locals but a foreigner has to pay 250 THB for entrance to the village.

Huay Deua pier : Open every day from 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Package Tour Pai – Mae Hong Son Loop
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Nearby Place

Ban Huai Sua Tao is a village of Long Neck Tribe, the closest from Mae Hong Son city of the three villages. It takes about twenty minutes by car from the Phraya Singhanatracha Memorial (the monument of the first governor of Mae Hong Son) that is located at the foot of Doi Kong Mu. Temple