Mae Hong Son is a typical, quaint Northern Thai Mountain town. English is not usually spoken, but I always manage to get what I need or want from the shops or at the large night market which is located around the pretty town lake.
The locals are always friendly, despite the language difficulties, which means that visitors often resort to sign language, resulting in many smiles & a lot of laughter.
MHS is a main stop on the MHS Loop Trip. A pleasant little town of 6000. not much there really. Doubt I'd ever bother to return.
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Not so many tourists come here yet,which is nice but also means local people many of them can`t speak English.
Many beautiful temples and coffee shops are nice !!
Although Mae Hong son is a small province but it has many place to visit such as a moutains, hotspring, temple a village and has many activities you can do.
I reccommend you to stay here 2 or 3 days at lease as it not easy to go but if you reach there you will find a wonderful place to relax your life.
I rode a larger motorbike from Chaing Mai to Pai and later to Mae Hong Son, called the Mae Hong Son Loop.
Great experience riding through the mountains and nature. Cool and refreshing ride through nature--an oxygen infusion. Mae Hong Son was definitely the highlight of my adventure. Especially loved the view overlooking the town from atop the pagoda complex.
Old small City. Wondnerful People. good Thai food. Close to Bhuddhist shrines. Lakes were a great attraction, especially for photography.
Could hardly see Mae Hong Son: the forest was burning everywhere and the town was covered in thick smoke.
The Thais must learn to respect the environment more (the fires are deliberate) before it is too late. Never saw a fire engine on the road : I had to put out small fires myself. Depressing conclusion : Wake up Thailand to your natural ressources!!!
Do not miss sun set from Doi Gong Moo, mist on the lake in the morning, day trip to Ban Ruk Thai and Ruan Thai, ride on long tail boat to Burma border and Long Neck Karen Village, people watching at local market and Sunday market.
Easy to fly in and out, plenty to do for a 4-5 day stay.
The city is accessible by road and air. Good for sightseeing cultural and living of hill tribe people
Mae Hong Son is a city in the mist. One night in Pai, one night in Pang Ung and another night in the city would be perfect!
The Mea Hong Son is a nice place of nature traveling and have a nice temples that differance from other province of Thailand
It's a city for city retreat! It's cooling, relaxing and easy access to all places coz it's a small town.
We drove to Pai, not far from mae hong son. There's a restaurant beside the hill side before entering mae hong son town, it's a very nice place to have dinner and drinks, in thai is Su Su. Check it out.
Beautiful and scenic with friendly inhabitants. Near the border wtih Burma so there are many Hilltribe peoples and ethnic diversity.
Great place to buy handcrafts from the local people. This is a great place to chill when not working (we were on a working vacation) with massage places just steps away.
Mae Hong Son is a lovely area but requires a vehicle to fully explore the beautiful surrounding attractions.
Good place to stop when going in the fall to view wildflowers. The temple at the top of the hill is beautiful.
The lake was ok, but a bit underwhelming compared to how the guidebooks described it. Not much else to do in the town.
It's remote town in Thailand, about 6 hours drive from Chiang Mai, most way on the mountains. Maybe because of this reason, there are not so many visitors and keep quiet which is nice to us, and people there is friendly, and keep the natural way that we like.
Comparing to Chiang Mai and Pai in a 8 days trip, we liked Mae Hong Son best for its original way without change. There is a lake in the center of town and a temple on the mountain where you can see the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen.
For a rewarding experience, volunteer on the border as an educator or other resource person for the Karenni Burmese refugees.
Mae Hong Son is very remote and one of the more quiet province in Thailand. I love the city & main square around the lake & temple.
The architectures are beautiful with Burmese influence. The city is very quiet at night. Most shops/restaurants close up early. There's a walking street every night where you can do a bit of shopping. I saw a long-necked karen lady shopping next to me! I would definitely visit again!
Best trip: drive up to Mountain Microwave, approx. 40km south of Mae Hong Son. Small winding road, 360° panoramic view on a clear day on an altitude of approx.
1400 m or drive north to the small chinese village of Ban Rak Thai, scenic road, waterfall and Bamboo Complex, walk around the small lake and enjoy a chinese lunch
First and foremost, MHS is a gorgeous place situated IN the mountains. The views from on high are breathtaking.
It was the rainy season and rain it did. The rain and the clouds lent their own kind of beauty to the place and I enjoyed it, but October might be more conducive to getting out in nature. The rainy season is the low season and my companion and I found it very quiet on a Saturday night, but we didn't have a great idea where the nightlife might be. all the locals said it was "neap"- quiet recently. There are some great handicrafts and textiles from the local mountain people to look at and buy. I thought the prices were high compared to say, Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar, but products seemed to be better made and at least the shops put a price on things. Unless you are a mountain climber, 2-3 nights are plenty.
It was a small and quiet town far away from Chiengmai.Mae Hong son offer a lot of outdoor activity such as national park and ranger park.
There are a few attraction around the town that tourist can go around such as the lake in the middle of the town.
This is small town and slow life. very very beautyful place. i like weather in here.love mountain.Once time must go to here^^
It has its' charm, the people are the asset of the city, they are friendly and ever so willing to help, they know what a tourist would like to see and visit.
There is a walking market every night in the middle of town in front of the Gamta Hotel that runs down the street and around the lake.
There is a local outdoor market each morning in the SW area of town.
A very beautiful city with lots of very interesting Temples. Night market at the Lake and also Night bazaar in the town centre.
Mountain top Temple is a must see with stunning views. Safe and friendly
good street food. safe town for walking around. good for tours in the surrounding countryside. no pushy street sellers.
visitors will need to hire bikes or a car due to lack of taxis or tuk tuk.
Mae Hong Son was ok. There wasn't a lot of things to do here. Our family did enjoy hiking up to the top of a waterfall and other outdoor activities, but the downtown area left a lot to be desired.
Only a handful of places to eat and no great places to shop. There is a nice lake and sitting area downtown, but the best part of the city was our hotel.