The site I use to produce the talking photos seems to be offline, so no talking photo this week.
This shot was taken at a “cultural village” just outside of Chiang Mai. The village is home to various tribes including the “Long Necks” or Karen Tribe. Tourists pay to see the hill tribes people, and the government claims that this village provides them with a “better life”. I say that it is probably a little better than being in a zoo, but not by much.
Admission is approximately 15.00 U.S. and the best way to get there is either a shared songthaw (the red trucks), or a private taxi. The price of the songthaw will depend on the number of people sharing. A private taxi will be around 15.00 U.S.
Should you decide to go, do take some time to talk to the people that you are photographing. The girls/women are not forced to wear the rings. Most do because it is part of their culture. BTW, they also wear the rings around their arms and legs.