The Human Zoo ?
Kayan Village – Mae Hong Son
Thailand
Tourism
• What are our impacts as a tourist?
– Social
– Economic
– Environmental

• Focus : The impact of tourism on cultu...
Thailand
George is staying in Mae Hong
Son in Northwest Thailand

He is keen to learn
more about the hill
tribe peoples that
live i...
Vote with your feet:
Should George visit a Kayan village?
• Seventy Kayan families live in three villages around
Mae Hong Son.
• One of the traditions of the Kayan is a major touri...
The Giraffe Women of Mae Hong Son
Who are the Kayan and Where are they
from ?
Why are they in Thailand ?
What is the controversy surrounding
them ?
Responsible and Ethical Tourism
• This dilemma for George on whether to visit
the hill tribe village brings about the issu...
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Ethical tourism - Should George Visit the Kayan Tribe of Mae Hong Son, NW Thailand?

  1. 1. The Human Zoo ? Kayan Village – Mae Hong Son Thailand
  2. 2. Tourism • What are our impacts as a tourist? – Social – Economic – Environmental • Focus : The impact of tourism on culture (Social, economic and environmental benefits and problems)
  3. 3. Thailand
  4. 4. George is staying in Mae Hong Son in Northwest Thailand He is keen to learn more about the hill tribe peoples that live in the region, especially a group called the Kayan.
  5. 5. Vote with your feet: Should George visit a Kayan village?
  6. 6. • Seventy Kayan families live in three villages around Mae Hong Son. • One of the traditions of the Kayan is a major tourist attraction in Mae Hong Son - their long neck women. From a young age, Kayan women add brass rings around their necks that gradually make them appear longer. http://www.anntours.c om/Thailand/Thailand.a spx
  7. 7. The Giraffe Women of Mae Hong Son
  8. 8. Who are the Kayan and Where are they from ?
  9. 9. Why are they in Thailand ?
  10. 10. What is the controversy surrounding them ?
  11. 11. Responsible and Ethical Tourism • This dilemma for George on whether to visit the hill tribe village brings about the issue of ethics. Is it ethical and responsible for George to make a visit ? • What is meant by being ‘ethical tourism’? • What is ‘responsible tourism’ ?

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