Pai town situated in a valley between mountains near Pai river is one of the most touristy places in whole Mae Hong Son loop. Here you will find more hotels, villas, bungalows and other residential buildings built only with purpose of hosting tourists than actual houses for regular people. As well as, numerous restaurants, bars and night clubs situated in downtown area. City well known for its charm barely resembles the stories of its past days. Nevertheless, it still has a lot to offer including its hot springs, beautiful waterfalls, canyons, night market food stalls in its Walking street and a lot more. Truly a mountain valley resort with plenty of natural adventures around it and deep transnational history to Shan state in Myanmar. Even though we were not the like people who decide to abandon their plan and stay there for long time, we enjoyed it to the fullest and in the end were able to witness a fire show. Insane!
West of town lies Baan Santichon, a traditional Chinese village with clay houses and eateries serving Yunnan cuisine. A lovely half day trip destination, especially if you have not been to China and tried their national cuisine.
Sop Pong also sometimes called “Sappong” is just a small village in Mae Hong Son Province. So, why even bother coming here? The most important reason and attractions is the surrounding area which is filled with various gorgeous waterfalls and caves. One of the most well-known attractions is taking a bamboo boat and going into a Tham Lod Cave.
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