Mae Hong Son is the capital of Thailand’s northwestern most provinces and its close nearness to the Burmese boarder gives the city a very different feel to the rest of Thailand.
Very quiet and isolated this mountainous city is often shrouded in an atmospheric mist. Visitors come here for the abnormal and beautiful natural scenery, the mountain trekking and the hill tribe communities – one of which is the famous Karen long neck tribe. The Thanon Thongchai range between Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand is popular for trekking and so is the impressive PHA Sua waterfall. Handicrafts and artworks of the hill-tribe people can be purchased at the local night market-ideal for unique souvenirs.