Mae Sariang is a charming town in Mae Hong Son Province. The town has an airstrip. There are flights from Chiang Mai but they are not regular. To get from Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang takes about three hours. Public buses take a couple of hours longer. It is a scenic road. The town is only about 40 kms from Mae Sam Laeb on the Salawin River. This river is the border with Myanmar. People living in Mae Sariang are Thai, Shan and Karen. There are mostly Karen villages around the town. Tourism has bypassed this lovely town up to now but it is becoming more popular. Visitors enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and the beautiful temples. Attractions nearby are the Salawin and Mae Ngao National Parks. The town and its surroundings are ideal for cycling. Rafting and kayaking you can do on the Yuam River which flows through the town.