Inside the village of Lay Tong Ku

Lay Tong Ku is a very small village of about sixty homes bordered by growing communities of non Ruessi Karen, Thai, and Burmese. Access to the village proper is restricted, and unless you are a member of their religious community - The Karern Ruessi - you will be asked to find accomodation elsewhere - the church, the school, the clinic, a nearby non-Ruessi home. The village is not a cluster of houses surrounding a central market. It is a collection of homes in the forest and under groves of beetle nut palms spread along the valley and ridges surrounding the river. The village has been in existence for hundreds of years as support for the Ata - the Karen Ruessi Sanctuary. Construction remains mostly of bamboo and thatch, although wood and metal are the new materials of choice. Cement and rudimentary electricity have recently been introduced. Trails and one dirt road connect the houses.

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