The Pygmies of Myanmar
A group of pygmies, forgotten by time, lived among treacherous mountains in the region bordering Myanmar and Tibet till they were 'found' and written on by a wildlife conservationist.
In 1997, wildlife conservationist Alan Rabinowitz travelled to a mountainous secluded village after meeting a very short man who had come down from there after a month's walk. There he was astounded to find a group of pygmies, known as Tarons.
And, as has often been seen, the exotic is being traded and advertised to lure in tourists.
A section of the travel industry in Myanmar, still opening its doors to the world, is actually helping in arranging trips to the remote area, about 1,000 km from Myanmar's main city Yangon, where the rapidly diminishing community still lives.
Tai Star Travel proudly says on its website, "The last Pygmies of Myanmar".
"Meet the Last Myanmar Pygmies on The Last Village Trekking to DaHonDam in Myanmar Himalaya," it adds.