Mae Hong Son
Mae Hong Son is an idyllic province town at the border to Burma and is situated in the midst of beautiful, original, wooded landscape. Until a few years ago still the city lay in a peaceful deep sleep. With the building of an asphalted road came the end of the isolation. About half of the inhabitants in this region are members of the hill tribes, the other half are Shan people. We reached Mae Hong Son in a 9 hours, interesting drive from Chiang Mai.
the northwestern corner of Thailand is the Buddhism
On our trip to Mae Hong Son we visited the Tham Lod stalactite cavern, an enormous nature experience. With Guide and gas lamp we explored the greatly caves. The trip with the bamboo raft on the underground river was more than impressing.
From a near Elephant camp we rode on the swinging back of an old, big elephant to one of the surrounding mountain villages.
The tourist attraction at all, here are the long necked women. We could not resist visiting the village of these women, although we knew about the problem of their life circumstances.
All in all we spent here, very wonderful, eventfully and calm days. A trip to Mae Hong Son we can recommend every Thailand traveller.
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