Jan 27, 2008

Huay Pu Keng, Karen Village

See the locations on Mae Hong Son Google Map


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On Pai River to Huay Pukaen

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Karen village Huay Pukaen (Thai name: Ban Nam Phiang Din)

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Huay Pu Keng is reached by boat on the Pai River and lies near the Burmese boarder. Karen refugees from Burma are living here and in other villages and making their money with tourism, showing their longneck women and selling their products. There is a lot of controversy about their conditions of living. More on: Karen Center and Huay Pukaen Info Read Background story and also this Background story
Ban Nam Phiang Din is the Thai name of the village. The people are known as Kayan. In Burmese they are called Padoung. Listen to Karenni Music


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Reading near the school

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See also this video about the Karen and the situation with human rights in Myanmar (Burma) by burmariders



Read more:
Your Guide to Mae Hong Son



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