Attractions

Mae Hong Son Attractions

Tham Pla – Pha Suea National Park

This comprises the following attractions:
Tham Pla about 17 kilometres from town, is a popular attraction in Mae Hong Son. The surrounding areas are brooks and cool hilly forests. A special feature is the hollow cave filled with numerous freshwater fish known as Pla Mung or Pla Khang, which is of the same family as the carp. The fish are quite safe from being caught as they are believed to belong to the gods.

Namtok Pha Suea

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This waterfall is in Tambon Mokchampae, about 26 kilometres from the provincial capital. It is a large fall with its water source in Myanmar and runs full during the late rainy season.

Phraya Singhanatracha Memorial

Located at the base of Doi Kong Mu, this memorial monument commemorates the first governor of Mae Hong Son.  Phraya Singhanatracha was a Tai Yai from Myanmar, previously governor of Khun Yuam town, 65kms south of Mae Hong Son’s capital.  He was officiallyappointed as the governor of Mae Hong Son by the King of Lanna in 1874.

Ban Rak Thai

Located 44 kms from Mae Hong Son via the road to Namtok Pha Suea near the Thai-Myanmar border. Founded by Kuomintang (KMT) Chinese soldiers, the village is famous for its mountain views and tea cultivation. In February each year, a Tea Tasting Festival is held at Ban Rak Thai.

Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U-Kho

The Dok Bua Tong (Mexican sunflowers) blooms during November, colouring the hillsides at Doi Mae U-kho in bright yellow,  attracting both domestic and international visitors to Khun Yuam district of Mae Hong Son Province.

Namtok Mae Surin National Park

Acquiring full National Park status in 1981, Mae Surin NP extends across Muang and Khun Yuam districts, containing wildlife and botanical reserves, a large waterfall and terraced mountainsides.

 

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