Ban Rak Thai was established by Yunnanese KMT fighters who originally fled from communist rule in 1949, and decades later the town’s population and architecture remain very Chinese. The main industries are tourism and tea, and there are numerous places to taste the local brew, as well as several restaurants serving Yunnanese cuisine.
Namtok Pha Suea is an important tourist attraction in Mae Hong Son. Situated 26 kilometers away from the city, the waterfall is in Tham Pla -Namtok Pha Suea National Park, Tambon Mok Cham Pae, Amphoe Mueang, Mae Hong Son. It is a medium-sized waterfall with the height of 10 meters and the width of 15 meters. Besides, the waterfall can be visited all year round.