Mae Hong Son is a mountainous region in northern Thailand that shares a border with Myanmar (Burma). It is ethnically varied and home to hill tribes such as the Shan and Hmong, despite its limited population. The capital, also known as Mae Hong Son, serves as a point of entry into the region’s highlands.
Mae Hong Son Province was once part of Mawkmai State, one of the Shan States created in 1767 by Hsai Khiao, a Chiang Mai nobleman. The neighbouring Möngmaü and Mehsakun trans-Salween districts, which were also claimed by Siam as territories located on the eastern side of the Salween River, were preserved as part of British Burma as a consequence of the Anglo-Siamese Boundary Commission of 1892-93.
About 25 km from Pai, Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint welcomed us with a good view of the Shan states.
During my bicycle ride in 2017, we stayed 1 night at Sop Pong, Pang Mapha District at Little Eden Guesthouse.
Many travellers including locals from other provinces will never failed to visit the Chamber of Commerce to obtain a certificate of achievement for visiting Mae Hong Son – 1864 bends or corner.
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