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Mae Hong Son is the capital of the province of the same name. it is a charming town with a lake in the town centre. It has an airport. There are regular flights from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son and back. Its main attractions are the Burmese and Shan style temples Wat Prathat Doi Kong Mu, Wat Jong Klang and Wat Jong Kham.  The inhabitants of Mae Hong Son are mostly Shan aka Tai Yai. In the villages around the town there are Lisu, Lahu and Karen living. There are several Karen Long Neck villages in the vicinity of the town. Nam Piang Din and Huay Sua Tow are two of them. It is certainly worth staying a couple of nights in Mae Hong Son. There are some great trekking areas nearby. Apart from the Buddhist temples there a lots of natural attractions such as the Fish Cave, Pha Sua Waterfall and the Pai River. If you have time don’t forget to visit Ban Rak Thai, an ethnic Chinese community right on the border with Myanmar. The Sutongpe Bridge, a long bamboo bridge through ricefields, is worth visiting.

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