Mae Hong Son Attractions, Attractions in Mae Hong Son, what to do in Mae Hong Son

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Attractions
Religious Sites
Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu (Phra That Doi Kong Mu Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu
Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu
Erected by the first governor of Mae Hong Son, this temple reflects the strong influence of the Burmese. The highlights of this attraction are the two lavishly decorated pagodas. Also, this hilltop temple affords an exceptional aerial view of the city and surrounding mountains and valleys.
Wat Hua Wiang (Hua Wiang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Another name is Wat Klang Mueang. This temple is on Sihanatbamrung Road next to the morning market. Built in 1863 , the temple houses the Phra Chao Pharalakhaeng, a Buddha statue dressed in beautiful attire. It is a replica of a major statue in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Wat Chong Kam (Chong Kam Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
It is the first temple in a Burmese-style in Mae Hong Sorn.It is located on the bank of the swamp Nong Jong Kam and was built in 1827 by Phra Singhanataraja a Thai Yai ruler of Mae Hong Sorn. The pillars are gilded in golden flakes. The temple houses a large Buddha statue with a lap width of 4.85 meters cast by Burmese craftsmen in 1926. The principal statue is another statue which is a replica of the statue in Wat Suthat in Bangkok.
Wat Chong Klang (Chong Klang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Next to Wat Chong Kham is Wat Chong Klang where a replica of the Phra Phuttha Sihing is installed on an altar. There are several interesting items such as wooden figurines of human and animals depicted in the Phra Vejsandon Jakata (pronounced Cha-dok which means one of odd stories of former incarnations of the Buddha) created by Burmese craftsmen and brought over in 1857, painting on glass about the Jakata and on Prince Siddhartha, as well as on the ways of life of the time. The captions are in Burmese. There are also notations that the paintings were by Thai Yai artisans from Mandalay.
Wat Phra Non (Phra Non Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Phra Non
Wat Phra Non
This temple at the foot of Doi Kong Mu houses a 12-metre long reclining Buddha image in the Thai Yai style. The image was cast in 1875 by Phranang Miah the wife of Phraya Singhanatracha. Another main feature of the temple is the two large sculpted lions lying side by side, presumably providing the passage for those going up to pay homage to the Holy Relic on the hill.
Wat Kamko (Kamko Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Opposite Wat Phra Non, Wat Kam Ko is a Burmese-style temple built in 1890. A special architectural feature is the cover over the passageway from the entrance arch to the chapel. It also stores text in Thai Yai script chronicling the Thai Yai history.
Wat To Phae (To Phae Temple)
Location : Amphoe Khun Yuam
This temple is located 7 kms from Khun Yuam having a large beautiful Burmese style Viharn. According to the legend, it is said that raft assembling people used to gather up in this area prior to making a teak trees raft trip to the marketing places.
Wat Muai To (Muai To Temple)
Location : Amphoe Khun Yuam
Wat Kam Ko
Wat Kam Ko
Wat Muai To is on hwy 108 from Mae Hong Son province, on the left side. The Chedi is fully decorated on Mon style. There is an upright of infirmary where injured soldiers were cured during World War II. Ashes of the Japanese soldiers who died during that time were kept along the temple's fence.
Wat Kitti Wong (Kitti Wong Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mae Sariang
This temple enshrines Lord Buddhas' relics brought from Chiang Mai. The door and window of the chapel are decorated with beautiful stucco designs.
Wat Uttayanrom (Uttayanrom Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mae Sariang
Wat Uttayanrom is called Wat Chong Sung by local people and was built in Burmese artistic style. It has two white pagodas in Mon style architecture and one Burmese style Vihara which is very beautiful.
Wat Sri Bun Ruang (Sri Bun Ruang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mae Sariang
Wat Sri Bun Ruang located near Wat Chong Sung, is one of many attractive monasteries. This has a Burmese-styled main temple decorated with 'ginger bread' design.
Wat Saen Thong (Saen Thong Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mae Sariang
Wat Saen Thong is situated in Amphoe Mae Sariang. An important attraction is an old and beautiful bronze image of the Buddha Subduing Mara of the Chiang Saen period. Phra Buddha Si-Hing, known as Phra Phet or Phra Sing Nung, is another image of Buddha to which the people have paid respect since the old days.
Monuments
Phraya Singhanatracha Monument
Phraya Singhanatracha Memorial
Phraya Singhanatracha Memorial
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Situated at the foot of Doi Kong Mu, this monument commemorates the first governor of Mae Hong Son. Phraya Singhanatracha is a Thai Yai native from Burma (Myanmar). He was regarded by the people as the governor of Khun Yuam Town, which was to the south of Mae Hong Son. Later, he was officially installed as the governor of Mae Hong Son by the King of Lanna in 1874.
Markets
Morning Market
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Near Wat Hua Wiang on Sihanatbamrung Road, this lively market is crowded from early morning till 09.00 am. It is where visitors can see people lifestyle and buy various local food and produces.
Public Parks
Nong Chong Kham Lake
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Nong Jong Kham lake is a public park situated in the center of the city next to Jong Klang and Jong Kham temples. It originated by the nature which has water throughout the year it also is a recreation place for both local people and tourists. Moreover, Nong Jong Kham Lake is still used to be a place to hold the important traditions of the province, too.
Natural Attractions
Pang Ung
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Pang Ung
Pang Ung
Pang Ung. Look like a large reservoir area is high on the hill. Area reservoirs are lined Thewson grown together. Pang Ung. That many people may not understand the meaning of the word. "Camp." This means the accommodation of persons engaged in the forest. "Ung". Language is above the mean low-lying like a large pan with water trapped slushy It would mean accommodation along the beautiful reservoir of smoke floating above the lake The cold atmosphere in the morning. Pang Ung. Become A place to browse the file information  that the forces most popular romantic, top of Mae Hong Son And has been dubbed as. "A Switzerland of Thailand"
Pha Bong Hot Springs
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Covering an area of 3 acres, Pha Bong Hot Spring is located about 11 km from town on Highway No.108. There are facilities for mineral water bath for health purpose.
Poo Klon - Unseen Thailand
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Poo Klon - Unseen Thailand
Poo Klon - Unseen Thailand
The natural black mud pond in this place has received good recognition among both Thais and foreigners who keen for healthy skin. Poo Klon today is now an ideal place for health treatment and therapeutic, and has been included in UNSEEN IN THAILAND Project, a project of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Poo Klon is one of the three places in the world that natural mud which is good for health and beauty is found. The mud is rich with many minerals, such as Calsium that helps balancing skin, Bromine for sterilizing germs and Magnesium for repairing skin cells. You may enjoy the natural spa or swim in the mineral pool all year long. For more information, contact this number 0 5361 2265, 086 198 0722

How to get there
Poo Klon is only 10 kilometers far from downtown. Take highway number 1095 (Mae Hong Son – Pai), turn left to Kong Mai Sak-Baan Huai Nakan village and drive along the road for about 4 kilometers. After facing a lot of curves, notice a sign on your right hand side; unless you drive from Pang Aung in which Poo Klon will be on your left side.
Tham Lot
Location : Amphoe Pangmapha
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 km 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.
Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U-Kho (Wild Sunflower Field at Doi Mae U-Kho)
Location : Amphoe Khun Yuam
Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U Kho
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 km from the district on Highway No. 1263.
Tham Kaew Komon (Kaew Komon Cave)
Location : Amphoe Mae La Noi
Kaew Komon Cave Forest Park is a calcite cave. It was discovered by Mae Hong Son official engineering. The cave wall are laminated with crystal of calcite. It is the only one calcite cave in Southeast Asia. The glittering calcite shines sparklingly in the cave walls, making it looks like shade of clear ice. The cave is located 5 km. from Mae la Noi market.
Other Attractions
Ban Nam Phiang Din
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Ban Nam Phiang Din is a destination in Tambon Pha Bong reached by a 2-hour motor boat trip or 1-day rafting along Pai River vai Ban Huai Dua, a scenic route with marvelous terraced cataracts. Not too far beyond Ban Nam Phiang Din, within Myanmar territory, lies another well frequented tourist destination known as Pha Hom Nam.
Ban Kariang Mae La-up Lawa
Location : Amphoe Mae La Noi
The village in Tambon Huai Hom is situated in the area where three districts meet: Mae Chaem, Mae La Noi and Mae Sariang (Chiang Mai Province). The culture, architecture, costumes and character of the hilltribes here are different from other hill tribes in Thailand. The attraction of this village is its hilltop location with beautiful views. Visitors can easily go to the village as it is about 32 km from the district.
Ban Kariang Huai Hom
Location : Amphoe Mae La Noi
The village is about 4 km from Ban La-up. Its village adhere to their religion and have gentle and polite manners. As the hill tribe community development center is established in the village, the villagers have learned to make clothes from wool and how to grow fruits and other temperate plants. This village is thus a good model for other hill tribes.
Ban Kariang Mae Sa Kua
Location : Amphoe Mae La Noi

Mae Sa-kua Karen Village
Mae Sa-kua Karen Village
The village in Tambon Tha Pha Phum is about 13 kilometres from the district. Houses here are built in a dramatic style along the slopes of the mountains. During the dry season, visitors can appreciate the beautiful scenery when wild flowers and foliage turn to orange color. Near the village, there are waterfalls which are good for relaxation. The villagers still live in a traditional way and not many changes over the years are apparent.
Ban Kariang Pha Ma Lo
Location : Amphoe Mae Sariang
The village is a large Karen village, locate 3 km from the market place, where hand woven fabric are produced for sale at cheap prices. The single virgins of this village wear white dresses.