Mae Hong Son Province
Lying to the west of Chiang Mai and bordering Myanmar on its eastern flank, Mae Hong Son province covers an area of 12,681 square kilometers of breathtaking mountains traversed by hidden valleys, each one a contender for Shangri-la.
With stunning landscapes, waterfalls, caves and hill tribe villages it is a dream location for trekking, soft adventure travel and for those who love wild hill country and seek the thrill of sweeping valley vistas. Because of the terrain, Mae Hong Son is one of Thailand’s most remote provinces and thus retains its own separate identity.
At the same time, the provincial capital is readily accessible by air and road. Nestled in its own lovely valley and surrounded by hills that are often shrouded in early morning mist, this small town is one of the most enchanting places in the entire North.
Burmese-style temples, a picturesque lake, a hilltop vantage point and a bustling morning market afford scope for leisurely sights-seeing, while a choice of hotels makes it an excellent base for excursions into the surrounding countryside.