Huay Pu Keng is one of three Kayan villages situated in the province of Mae Hong Son in northern Thailand. The other villages being Huay Sua Thao and Kayan Tayar (Nai Soi) village. The village is situated in an isolated area down the Pai river and is surrounded by thick jungle.



Answers to frequently asked questions about the Kayan and the long-neck villages.

The People

Information about the ethnic groups who live in Huay Pu Keng and their background and read the stories of two Kayan, written in their own words.

Ring Wearing

The ancient long neck body modification tradition of the Kayan which has made them famous.


Background of the Kan Khwan religion and the village Kan Htein Bo festival.

Visitor Information

Information for anybody planning to visit the long-neck villages.

What's in the Village?

Information on Guest Houses and what to see and buy in Huay Pu Keng.

Education in the village

Information about the schools and education system in Huay Pu Keng.



“the men told us to run away from our home”
To find out more about the life of a Kayan
click here to read the biography of Ma Lo.

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