13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Padaung Family In Inle Lake
"Padaung" means "long-neck" in the Shan language. Traditionally, women wore neck-rings, but this practice has decreased recently. The Padaung, a subgroup of the Kayah tribe which is linked with the Karen tribe. They reside mainly in Kayah State, but can also be seen in the southern Shan State like in Inle Lake.
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