Mae Hong Son Highlights 3 Days 2 Nights

Tham Lod Pang Mapha
Hmong Tribe
Su Tong Pe
Ban Rak Thai

Overview: We have curated a collection of noteworthy tourist attractions in Mae Hong Son Muang District and Pang Mapha District, ensuring a memorable experience for visitors. This selection encompasses a diverse range of natural and cultural destinations, including temples, the enchanting Pha Sua Waterfall Forest Park, the captivating Tham Lot Cave, the idyllic Ban Ruam Thai (also known as Pang Oung, often referred to as the Switzerland of Thailand), and the intriguing Ban Rak Thai, a Chinese village situated near the Thailand-Myanmar border. Additionally, there are various hill tribe villages that offer a glimpse into their unique way of life. Should you wish to complement this tour package with other destinations or activities, kindly inform us of your preferences, and we will gladly propose a tailored travel plan that best suits your needs.


After arriving at Mae Hong Son Mai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and assisted with your transfer to the hotel. Once you have checked in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay in Mae Hong Son and take this opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.

The journey begins with a boat ride for sightseeing along the picturesque Pai River. As you glide along the river, you’ll be treated to some of the most beautiful natural scenery and get a glimpse into the simple yet enchanting lifestyles of the locals. During the boat ride, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Long-Necked Karen village. Here, you’ll witness the women of the tribe wearing their traditional brass winding rings around their necks. This unique practice has been preserved over the years due to the village’s conservative nature, allowing them to maintain their distinctive culture and traditions.

After the boat ride, head towards Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple. Situated on top of Kong Mu Mountain, this temple holds significant importance in Mae Hong Son. You’ll find two pagodas here, one constructed by “Chong Tong Su” in 1860 and the other by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. From the hilltop, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding town, nestled amidst mountains and valleys. Next, make your way to Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang temples, which are located in the same area near a large swamp. These ancient temples boast beautiful Burmese-style architecture and house the revered Buddha image, Luang Paw To. Wat Chong Klang is particularly known for its impressive collection of Burmese wood carving dolls and large glass paintings depicting Buddhist history.

As the day draws to a close, take some time to explore the enchanting Mae Hong Son City. The city’s unique and remarkable culture, coupled with its location amid complex mountain ranges, makes it a destination that travelers from all over the world dream of visiting at least once in their lifetime. The natural beauty, diverse cultures, rich traditions, and the simplicity of life here create a magnetic appeal that attracts tourists year-round. Conclude your day by spending a restful night in the charming city of Mae Hong Son, savoring the memories of your enriching journey exploring its cultural and spiritual gems.

Your journey continues with a visit to Tham Lod Cave, an essential archaeological site with a unique feature—the “Laang” stream flowing through the cave from end to end. The cave’s interior is adorned with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, forming a breathtaking natural wonder. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at early age antique tools and utensils, some of which are believed to be over 2,000 years old. This cave offers not only a chance to witness the wonders of nature but also to delve into history and ancient civilizations. Apart from exploring the cave’s beauty, there are more exciting activities to partake in, such as bamboo rafting inside the cave and short trekking around its vicinity. These adventures will add an extra layer of excitement and adrenaline to your visit.

Next on your itinerary is a visit to the Lahu hill tribe village. The Lahu people have a rich history and originally hailed from Tibet, later migrating to various regions in China, Myanmar, and eventually settling in the north of Thailand. Their villages are often located on highlands, and they lead a simple lifestyle with a strong belief in spirit worship. Agriculture, including rice farming, corn planting, and animal husbandry, constitutes their primary occupations. The Lahu are renowned as skilled hunters and have a welcoming and adaptable nature, making them friendly and open to connecting with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

After gaining insights into the Lahu way of life, your journey takes you to the Lisu Hill Tribe village. The Lisu ethnic group’s roots can be traced back to the Mae Kong River and Salween River regions in China before they migrated to Myanmar and eventually settled in the northern regions of Thailand over the past century. Agriculture, particularly crops and livestock, forms the backbone of the Lisu economy. They are also known for their expertise in sewing, embroidery, and crafting silverware. The vibrant and colorful dresses of Lisu women are particularly captivating and are a hallmark of their culture in the Mae Hong Son province. The Lisu people are known for their simplicity, friendliness, and helpful nature, making them warmly welcoming to tourists who come to visit their villages. After immersing yourself in the lifestyles of the Lahu and Lisu tribes, you’ll stay another night in Mae Hong Son, giving you more time to savor the region’s unique charms and experiences.

Your journey takes you to the Su Tong Pae Bridge, an impressive structure that stands as the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand. Connecting the Suan Tham Phusama Temple and Kung Mai Sak village, this bridge spans across picturesque paddy fields and canals, providing a convenient route for monks and villagers. Visitors are sure to be mesmerized by the classic beauty of the bridge amidst the lush green paddy fields during the rainy season, while in winter, the golden grains shimmer, creating a truly enchanting sight. The surrounding landscape of mountains adds to the charm of this unique attraction.

Next on your itinerary is a visit to Baan Rak Thai village, located near the Thailand-Myanmar border. This village was established by the Yunnan people, specifically the Chinese Nationalist 93rd Division, who sought refuge in Thailand during the communist regime revolution in Southern China. The stunning mountain scenery, beautiful lakes, and colorful shrubbery make this village a sight to behold. The green tea farmland, meticulously planted along the mountainside, adds to the picturesque setting. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor Yunnan cuisine, including tasting the renowned Chinese tea, which is considered the best quality tea in Mae Hong Son province.

Then, immerse yourself in the serene and peaceful atmosphere of the Shan village, also known as Baan Ruam Thai or Pang Oung. Nestled in the rugged mountain range, the village boasts a spectacular landscape with a large reservoir resembling Switzerland’s beauty. Surrounded by pine forests and adorned with colorful winter flowers, this location offers a captivating view in all seasons, with the weather remaining cool throughout the year. The enchanting scenery of the pine forest hugging the expansive reservoir, the morning fog floating above the lake, and the vibrant array of flowers never fail to captivate visitors year-round.

As your journey continues, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the Hmong hill tribe, which is the smallest hill tribe population in Mae Hong Son. Originally from the Tibet Plateau and Mongolia, the Hmong people migrated to China and eventually settled in Thailand hundreds of years ago. They prefer to reside in highland villages at altitudes ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 meters above sea level. Like other hill tribes, the Hmong earn their living through agriculture, engaging in rice planting, fruit and vegetable cultivation, and livestock rearing. The unique culture, traditions, lifestyle, and social environment of the Hmong offer an enriching experience for visitors. Finally, your journey concludes as you return to Mae Hong Son and transfer to your hotel or the Mae Hong Son airport. With unforgettable memories of the beautiful landscapes, diverse cultures, and warm encounters with local tribes, you’ll leave Mae Hong Son with a heart full of cherished experiences.

Your journey in Mae Hong Son northern, Thailand has come to an end, and it is time to bid farewell. Our dedicated team will now escort you to Mae Hong Son Airport to ensure that your return journey or onward travels to other destinations go smoothly, and this is end of our services.

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