We went to Long Neck Village (Nai Soi) with the help of one travel agency. The villagers are shy,friendly people and sell their handicrafts for a living.
They are allowed to travel within Mae Hong Son but prohibited to go Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai as they are of refugee status. When we were there, the village leader and the teacher were outside the village. The leader went to re-charge the battery for the village's electrical power.
Their housing facilities are very simple. Also, the school lacks good facilities for the students. However, some teenagers spoke good engilish, to our surprise. So the teacher there has done a good job.
We brought some simple gits (jotter book, for the pencils, color pencils, tit bits, chocolates) for the children and they were very happy.
We do not feel that they are living in a "human zoo".
According to the tour guide, in Thailand, the tribes need to be living there for more than 50 years before they can be citizens.The long neck tribes are there for about 20 over years.
Now the tribal people are free to choose if they want to put the ring around their neck.More