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Some of the main attractions in each district are as follows:
Muang district : Sai Yud fresh market (Morning market). Phaya Sing Hanat Racha Monument (The first ruler of Mae Hong Son), Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple, Chong Kham Temple and Chong Klang Temple, Tham Pla (Fish Cave) Forest Park, and Royal projects
Pai district : Klang Temple. Nam Hu Temple. Moh Pang Waterfall, Kong Lan (Pal Canyon) and Pong Ron Hot Spring
Khun Yuam district : Tor Pae Temple, Mae Suring Waterfall National Park and Thung Bua Tong (Mexican sunflower field)
Mae La Noi district : Kaew Komol Cave, Karen Village, Dao Dung Waterfall, Mae Hu Hot Spring and Mae Pang Temple
Sop Moei district : Hill Tribe Villages at Mae La Ma Luang, Rafting at Mae Ngao and Mae Rid Waterfall
Pang Mapha district : Nam Rod Cave, Phee Man Cave, Nam Bor Phee Cave, Pha Mon Cave and Pha Dang Cave
If you want to experience traditional culture, ways of living still in their original form, and enjoy beautiful nature, then Mae Hong Son is one of your best choices!
Of course, your trip won’t be completed at all if you go a town or a country without tasting it traditional foods. Same as Mae Hong Son, if you go there, you will absolutely have to find its local menu to eat, in order to full-fill your soul of travel.
There are many traditional foods in Mae Hong Son that you can eat, for instances, Jin-Loong, Suai Tamin, Steamed Tofu With Spices etc. These are able to find at general restaurants.
Where to eat
The lifestyle in Mae Hong Son is leisure and traditional, just like many suburban towns in Thailand. Therefore you should never miss stopping by and taste traditional Thai dishes in the middle of leisure atmosphere of these recommended restaurants.
- Hern Yai Kaew
You will absolutely love the retro decoration style of this urban restaurant. It appears as an open-air wooden house, which is really accordant to the surroundings of Mae Hong Son.
About the foods, all of them are delicious. There are both traditional Thai foods, for instances, fried short mackerels with chilli paste, fried rice, and western foods like beef steaks, cheese baked potato etc. You can go and support the restaurant everyday, from 8:00-23:00.
- Fern Restaurant
This restaurant was renovated from an old wooden house. As same as many others, the decoration style is vintage, mostly in brown-colored tone. The furnitures and ornaments are mostly from Myanmar, which are really in good taste. The dishes served here are mainly Thai traditional.
- Krua Pinyo
This one is in Khun Yuam. You will enjoy eating many kinds of Thai tasty curry, the restaurant’s main dishes. It is not difficult to travel to, of course. You just need to find Mitr Khun Yuam Hotel and you will find the restaurant, which is located just within the area of the hotel.
- Pa Hom Noodle
This is a very famous noodle restaurant of Mae Hong Son. It has been being in business for more than 20 years. You can choose various kinds of noodle you like, for instances, pork noodle, meatballs noodle, steamed pork noodle and lots more. It will be your perfect choice if you want to eat something simple in affordable price.
- Khaimook Restaurant
Another wooden-house restaurant in vintage style. It had been being on business for more that 20 years too. Feel free to enjoy yourself with Thai traditional foods and local foods. The taste is absolutely authentic. You will love it for sure.