Mae Hong Son Town: Visit, See and Do

Villa Mae Hong Son presents below some interesting things to do and recommended places to visit in Mae Hong Son town during you holiday.

The Jong Kham lake, temple and town centre

The borders of the lake in the centre of town makes for an interesting stroll, especially in the early evening. During the cool season, it is also the setting for an open air market selling a variety of Thai dishes, hill tribe handicrafts and woven textiles.

This where the beautiful Wat Jong Kham temple stands. Over two centuries old, it is constructed in a noticeably Shan style, that could leave the visitor with the impression that he or she is in Burma. The temple is lit up by a myriad of lights in the evening, making this the best time to visit.

Mae Hong Son morning market

For a glimpse of traditional Thai life - and to see the overwhelming variety of fresh local produce used in local northern Thai food - visit the morning market.

Doi Gong Mu temple

Sitting on the top of a hill overlooking Mae Hong Son, Doi Gong Mu temple emanates intricate Shan style. It is well worth the climb or short trip to the temple, not only for the beauty of the edifice itself, but particularly for the unbeatable view it affords of Mae Hong Son town and valley.

Places to eat and restaurants in  Mae Hong Son

The Bai Fern Restaurant on Khunlumprapas Road in the town centre offers a number of Northern Thai specialties as well as a variety of western food. It often features a live band in the evening.

The Salween River Restaurant on Pradit ChongKham Road  garners positive reviews and offers Thai, Burmese, Shan and Western dishes. Try their northern Khao Soy noodle curry. Alternatively, visit the Kai Mook restaurant on Udom Chao Nites Road which features an extensive choice of dishes.