Monu, a 76-year-old Kayan tribeswoman, wears a stack of bronze neck coils – the statuesque sign of beauty of her Kayan tribe – in Panpet, Myanmar. Villagers hope they can earn enough from tourism there to avoid having to go to Thailand and pose for tourist photos. Photos: AFP

‘Long-necked’ women in Thai ‘human zoos’ hope to woo tourists at home in Myanmar

Women from eastern Myanmar’s Kayan tribe wearing rings that stretch their necks have long been a tourist draw in Thailand, but some are going home in hope of profiting from more ethical tourism

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Monu, a 76-year-old Kayan tribeswoman, wears a stack of bronze neck coils – the statuesque sign of beauty of her Kayan tribe – in Panpet, Myanmar. Villagers hope they can earn enough from tourism there to avoid having to go to Thailand and pose for tourist photos. Photos: AFP
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