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Mae Hong Son - แม่ฮ่องสอน

Mae Hong Son borders Myanmar, Tak and Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand, it is also the most mountainous province in Thailand.

Mae Hong Son is 924km from Bangkok, 1,194km from Amnat Charoen, 825km from Ang Thong, 856km from Ayutthaya, 1,163km from Buriram, 748km from Chainat, 965km from Chaiyaphum, 349km from Chiang Mai, 634km from Chiang Rai, 1,033km from Kalasin, 569km from Kamphaeng Phet, 956km from Khon Kaen, 1,012km from Korat, 412km from Lampang, 342km from Lamphun, 906km from Loei, 814km from Lopburi, 1,029km from Mahasarakham, 1,199km from Mukdahan, 683km from Nakhon Sawan, 639km from Nan, 933km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 1,122km from Nong Khai, 543km from Phayao, 807km from Phetchabun, 656km from Phitchit, 637km from Phitsanulok, 521km from Phrae, 1,069km from Roi Et, 1,161km from Sakon Nakhon, 860km from Saraburi, 785km from Singburi, 1,303km from Sisaket, 578km from Sukhothai, 1,210km from Surin, 499km from Tak, 1,238km from Ubon Ratchathani, 1,071km from Udon Thani, 733km from Uthai Thani, 552km from Uttaradit and 1,140km from Yasothon.

If you want to learn more about Mae Hong Son Province or have any questions why not visit our Northern Thailand & Mae Hong Son Forum, if your crossing the border into Burma then check out our Burma Forum.

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Tourist Attractions in Mae Hong Son

Pai & Hotsprings Spa Resort

A flight from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai then onto Mae Hong Son and Pai, includes river rafting, the hot springs, visits to hill tribes and a stay at The Hotsprings Spa and Resort.
More on Mae Hong Son Hot Springs.

A Northern Thailand Motorbike Trek

A 2,500km journey starting in Bangkok and doing the Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Nan loop.

Soppong (Pangmapha)

A stay at the Soppong River Inn which is located in Soppong (Pangmapha) Village, about half way between Mae Hong Son and Pai, with visits to the local markets, Tam Lod cave, a Lisu village and Wat Ming Muan.

Mae Sod Visa Run

Chiang Mai to Mae Sod for a visa run passing through Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, Sop Moei, Mae Ramat and over the border to Mywaddy.

Nonthaburi to Mae Hong Son

Another visa run, this time stopping atTak, Mae Kasa hot spring, Ban Tha Song Yang, Mae Sariang, Wat Pratat Doi Gong Mu, the Fish Cave, Pai and Chiang Mai.

Mae Hong Son Hill Tribes

Trips & photos from Karen long necks, Akha and Lahu hill tribes.

4,000km Harley Ride

Starting out in Chiang Mai with visits to Chiang Dao, Doi Ang Khang, Thai Ton, Chiang Saen, Doi Thung, Wat Rong Khun, Inthanon, Mae Sariang, Khun Yuam, Pai and Chiang Dao Phrao.

Mae Sariang Fishing Trip

A motorbike journey from Chiang Mai to go fishing in the wilderness of Mae Sariang and a stay in a traditional Thai village house.

Mae Hong Son & Mae Sot Ramblings

Various peoples travel stories of the region and surrounding areas.

Huai Nam Dang National Park

Huai Nam Dang National Park is situated on top of the ridge of hills and the same range as Chiang Dao mountain range. The highest peak Doi Chang peak (at 1,962 metres above sea level) is a vital source of important streams which flow into the Pai river, Ping river, and Taeng river.

Tham Pla - Namtok Pha Suea National Park

Tham Pla - Pha Sua National Park is situated in an approximate area of 488 square kilometers or 305,000 rai, covering the areas of Tham Pla - Pha Sua Waterfall in the right hand side of Mae-pai National Conserved Forest, Muang District, and Pang Ma-pha Sub-district.

Namtok Mae Surin National Park

Located east of the provincial capital of Mae Hong Son this National Park occupies 397.00 square kilometers of rugged terrain. In a step to preserve representative natural features of this mountainous province, the park was established in 1981 as the 37th National Park of Thailand.

Mae Ngao National Park

Mae-ngao National Park is situated in Mae Hong Son Province, covering an approximate area of 257,650 rai. The National Park is a beautiful natural sightseeing spot and is the source of many streams and rivers flowing into the Salaween River.

Mae Hong Son Wats - Temples

Plenty of Temples to see in Mae Hong Son Province, including Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, Wat Phra Non, Wat Kam Ko, Wat Chong Kham, Wat Chong Klang, Wat To Phae plus many others.

Mae Hong Son Morning Market

Near Wat Hua Wiang on Sihanatbamrung Road, this lively market is crowded from early morning till 9 am. It is where visitors can see people lifestyle and buy various local food and produces.

Ban Rak Thai

This village is situated 44 kilometres from Mae Hong Son via Pha Suea Waterfall near the Thai-Myanmar border. Founded by Kuomintang Chinese soldiers, the village is famous for its breathtaking views and tea cultivation. Visitors can see how the tea is grown and harvested and taste some delicious U-long tea. An annual Tea Tasting Festival is held at Ban Rak Thai in February.

Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U-Kho

The Dok Bua Tong (may be classified as wild sunflowers) blooms during November painting the entire hilly area of Doi Mae U-kho in brilliant yellow draw flocks of visitors to Khun Yuam district. Camping sites arranged during the Bua Tong Bloom Festival is 26 kilometers from the district on Highway No. 1263.

Rafting along the Pai River

This is an exciting and delightful recreation. The Pai itself is the longest river of Mae Hong Son originating from mountain ranges in Laos which flows through Pai district and eventually joins the Salawin river in Myanmar, a total distance of 180 kilometres. With an average depth of some 7 metres, the riverbed is mainly pebbled. There are several sectors eminently suitable for rafting past rapids and natural scenery including beautiful waterfalls. Tour operators in Mae Hong Son town or in Pai district can provide the necessary service, some also able to provide elephant rides. The best time for rafting is from October to March.

Mae Ngao River

Mae Ngao River is a good water route for shooting the rapids. Adventure travel tourists can enjoy the unspoiled scenery along the river banks. Services available from tour operators in Mae Hong Son.

Tham Lot

Tham Lot is a huge cave system once a dwelling place of pre-historic man. Archaeologists have discovered ancient clay pottery and a number of carved wooden coffins inside the rooms of the cave. Tham Lot is located some 77 kilometres from town. Between Km.138 and Km.139 of Route 1095, a small roads lead to the cave after a 9-kilometre drive. Here nature has created an exotic subterranean wonder of darkness and mystery.

A brook runs from the cave mouth through to the other side of the mountain. It is a route where visitors may travel by raft or by foot to explore the 1-kilometre-long cave full of stalactites and stalagmites. There are services provided by villagers to guide visitors in their exploration at 100 baht per group. Accommodation as well as camping site is available near the Tham Lot Nature Study Centre in front of the cave mouth.

Tham Mae Lana

Another cave in Pang Mapha where stalactites and stalagmites can be found is the Mae Lana Cave. The stream inside the cave is habitat to eyeless and colorless fish that live in dark environment. This cave is suitable only for adventurous tourists. Travel along Route 1095, then branch off into Route 1226 to Ban Mae Lana where a local guide is available. Mae Lana Cave is 4 kilometers beyond the village.

Hotels & Guesthouses in Mae Hong Son

Mae Hong Son Imperial Hotel
149 Moo 8, Pang Moo, Muang, Mae Hong Son 58000 Thailand
Tel:.+66(0) 5368 4444-5

Mae Hong Son Mountain Inn & Resort
112 /2 Khumlumprapas Rd., Tumbon Jongkam, Amphoe Muang Mae Hong Son 58000
Tel: 053-612-284-5 053-611-803

Sawasdee Place
29 Moo 8, Pang Mu district, Mueang Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son 58000
Tel: 02-277-5256 02-692-0031

Baan Pai Village
88 Moo 3, Vieng Tai, Pai Mae Hong Son 58130
Tel: 053-698-152

Pai Baanthai Resort & Spa
206 Moo 1, Tumbon Mae Hi, Amphoe Pai Mae Hong Son 58130
Tel: 053-699-970-2

Mae Hong Son Moutain Inn & Resort
112/2 Kunlumprapas Road, Muang Mae Hong Son 58000
Tel: 053-612-284 053-611-802-3

Pai Come Hide Away Resort
327 Moo 5 Baan Namhoo, T.Wiangtai, A.Pai, Mae Hong Son 58130
Tel: 053-699-993

Baan Suan Rim Pai
108 Moo 3 Tadsaban 1 Rd., Wiang Tai, Pai, Mae Hong Son 58130
HP: 089-433-4377

Pai Hillside Resort
147 Moo 2, Tumbon Mae Na Toeng, Amphoe Pai Mae Hong Son 58130
Tel: 053-065-181

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