Mae Hong Son is a province in the northwestern part of Thailand. You should not miss any of the tourist destinations. Because of its complicated topography and high mountains, Mae Hong Son is known as the “City of Three Mists.” Most of the year, the weather is foggy. The frigid temperatures let the travelers feel comfortable. Tourists mostly come to travel in the months of November to February. The following are my top five vacation spots in Mae Hong Son province:
1. Phra That Mae Yen Temple
It is open daily from 6:00 to 18:00 in Thailand’s Mae Hee Subdistrict, Pai District, Mae Hong Son Province. I strongly advise you to go here first to make your life lucky and your travel safer by praying to the Buddha statue known as “Big White Buddha.” For a long time, it has been a revered shrine in Pai. There are also bell-shaped chedis with circular bases that are around 3 meters high and very attractive.
2. Pang Oung
It is situated in Thailand’s Mok Cham Pae subdistrict, Mueang Mae Hong Son district, Mae Hong Son province. Visitors come to this location during the winter season because the temperatures drop. The environment is pleasant, and there will be fog in the morning. Pang Oung is surrounded by pine trees and mountains, which makes you feel at ease. Many people go camping with their families, friends, or couples, which is a good moment. Thus, if you come to Mae Hong, don’t forget to pay a visit to Pang Oung!
3. Tha Pai world war 2 memorial bridge
It is situated in Thailand’s Ban Tha Pai, Mae Hi Subdistrict, Pai District, Mae Hong Son Province. It is a Pai landmark that should not be overlooked. Tha Pai World War II Memorial Bridge is a historical site that was erected by Japanese soldiers over a 100-year period. Tourists can purchase mementos from a souvenir shop. You may visit to learn about the bridge’s history because there are many display signs that recount the story.
4. Pai walking street
It is open daily from 16:00 to 24:00 in Thailand’s Wiang Tai subdistrict, Pai district, Mae Hong Son province. You should not miss this night market. Delicious restaurants, gift shops, souvenir shops, cafés, handmade goods, clothing, accessories, and other stores are available. I strongly suggest it if you have some free time at night.
5. Sri Don Chai Temple
It is open from 06:00 to 18:00 in Thailand’s Wiang Tai subdistrict, Pai district, Mae Hong Son province. Sri Don Chai is Pai’s first temple, dating back over 700 years. I recommend that you pray to Buddha Sihing for the prosperity of your life before returning to your nation. The temple’s ubosot is very beautiful, with a fusion of Burmese and Lanna art.