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Chiangmai Hill Tribes Shop

One of the tourist attractions of Chiangmai is to visit a hill tribe outside of the town, either on a day tour or a home stay. There, you can apparently see the long-necked women, the ones who have metal rings around their necks. We didn't go, but we did come across this shop on (I think) Tha Phae Road.

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I didn't know what it was called, thanks to all the greenery outside, but we did know that it was a shop selling handicrafts by people from hill tribe villages. From what we understand, these handicrafts are sold in places throughout Chiangmai anyway, but with its rabbit warren-like layout and walls and ceilings stuffed with thousands of items, I found this place intriguing.

Check out these photos below.

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I had no idea what most of the items were but anyone who likes native crafts would probably have a field day examining and making guesses. Although I could probably say that these things hanging off the branches below are cow bells.

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Lots of bracelets packed into minimal space in one corner, whilst ethnic heads line the walls of another.

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Out of the shop back window, we spied the tower of a nearby temple.

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