Things to do in Pai Watch the sunset in the Pai Grand Canyon- Head up towards the Pai canyon where you can watch the sunset along with other travelers as it sets amidst this stunning canyon. A large number of northern Thais and Sino-Thais have also moved here to establish businesses in the urban area. If you are in the area, use the teardrop icon near the top left to show your position on the map you'll need to allow position sharing for this last feature to work. In total, the ride up to Mae Hong Son is about 150km and will take another 4-5 hours. . From there I took a bus with my bicycle back to Chiang Mai to try and fix a problem that has been plaguing me for months. If you are feeling really adventurous you could visit the Tham Pha Mon cave which is located near Soppong en route to Pai.
Whichever option you choose, Chiang Mai will be your transfer point. Burmese-style temples, a picturesque lake, a hilltop vantage point and a bustling morning market afford scope for leisurely sights-seeing, while a choice of hotels makes it an excellent base for excursions into the surrounding countryside. One of these would be the Su Tong Pae Bridge, which is a rickety old wooden footbridge crossing stretches of rice fields below left. To the north and west it connects to a total of three states in the , namely the southern portion of Shan State, Kayah State, and , via the , and the rivers and. A bit more power and control over the automatic scooter.
It is much bigger than Mae Sairang and a little busier. The provincial flower is the : บัวตอง; : buatong. Where to Stay in Mae Hong Son: Budget: Boondee House Midrange: Sang Tong Huts Ban Phumon Talang Resort Splurge: Fern Resort Mae Hong Son Mae Hong Son to Pai This for me was one of the best parts of the trip as the mountains leaving Mae Hong Son are absolutely stunning. Mae Hong Son Province is approximately 924 kilometres 574 mi north of. Check out some of our most popular articles below. August 2014 The population in the province consists of 63 percent , including the , , , , , , and the Thai Yai.
It has more than 12km of stalactite-strewn tunnels to wander through. Found in Northwest Thailand, its one of the most spectacular sealed road loops in the world. The name comes from the stone-age coffins that are inside the cave. Our recommendation is to block off at least 3-4 days. Could eat this all day. Chiang Mai to Mae Sairang 185km When you leave Chiang Mai, the start of the route is fairly simple.
Let me know in the comments section below! Do you have travel insurance yet? Our favourite was a spot near the Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu. Unsure which city to choose? It is one of the oldest temples in Thailand with the ancient golden Buddha clearly visible from afar. You don't have to purchase the items listed. Mae Hong Son Next up on the loop is the city after which it was named. Discover tranquility amid unspoiled environment. Once you are at the top of the hill, you get a stunning view of Mae Sariang Town and the Yuam Valley.
There is also a coffee shop located at the top with stunning views of the mountains around you. From Chiang Mai, there are two routes to get to Mae Hong Son: Route 108 passes through Mae Sariang and takes slightly longer than Route 1095, which passes through Pai. You may want to stay within the city walls where the hustle bustle of the city gives a vibrant and fun energy. Here is a proposed itinerary for this amazing bike route. This has been completely resurfaced since March 2016 and is a riders dream — a mix of fast flowing curves and tighter switchbacks to keep you on your toes. Read: Mae Hong Son Loop Route Options For the Mae Hong Son Loop, you have a few options. Pai to Chiang Mai 140km If you can bear to prise yourself away from Pai, be sure to wear full protective clothing including your feet and a decent crash helmet as the first 40km of this journey is probably the most treacherous on the Mae Hong Son Loop.
Finally, but importantly for motorbike riders, the new four-lane ring road which performs a wide loop to the west of town is at the time of writing the nearest source of petrol. Check out the colorful temples on the small lake in the centre of town, and visit another temple up on the hillside to enjoy a panoramic view of town. Of the approximately 6,976,650 of national forest reserves, it is estimated that 88 percent is pristine virgin forest. The Giew Mae Pan Nature Trail is also something we recommend doing as the views is absolutely incredible. From personal experience, I can recommend Mr.
Soppong River Cafe, Soppong, Thailand. Just use our lookup by address feature at the top of the page or click on the our interactive map to access your needed zip code. Prices range drastically for different bikes, you can pay anything from 3000B to 15000B. Due to the popularity of the loop, there are quite a few options for accommodation and dining in town these days. Artists and musicians flock to this town and make it a wonderfully vibrant place to be.