Field, Doi Mae U-Kho
covers a large
mountainous area in Tambon Mae U-Kho, some 26 Kilometers from
the district. The wild-sunflowers called in Thai "Bua Tong"
are in full bloom during November which make the hills and surrounding
areas look like plated with gold.
Phra That Doi Kong Mu
temples can be seen. These include the hilltop Wat Phra That
Doi Kong Mu which dominates the provincial city. Constructed
by Phraya Singhanat- racha, the first King of Mae Hong Son,
the hilltop temple affords a wonderful view of the city and
surrounding mountains and valleys.
Long-neckd Karen is one of symbol
and attractive of Mae Hong Son's tourism site
Nam Dang National Park
The area, stretching
out as far as Amphoe Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, is planted with
flowers and trees of cold weather zone which contribute to its
scenic landscape. It is accessible by travelling along the Highway
No.1095 from Amphoe Pai to the east about 60 kilometers and
taking a left turn for another 6 kilometers.
Tok Mae Surin National Park
is situated another
11 kilometers away from Doi Mae U-Kho. Mae Surin Waterfall is
80 meters high and can be seen from the view point at the national
park office. The forest here still maintains its natural abundance.
Visitors are required to carry their own tents for an overnight
stay. Its peak season falls in November to April.
Chong Klang and Wat Chong Kham
These two monasteries
share the same compound. Apart from the glass paintings depicting
Buddhism and simple lifestyle of the villagers which draw much
attention from visitors, there are over 30 wood carving dolls
taken from Myanmar about the past century.
Next to Wat Chong Kham is Wat Chong Klang where a replica of
the Phra Phuttha Sihing is installed on an altar. There are
several interesting items such as More...
Chong Phara Procession
Phara in the Thai Yai dialect means a castle made of wood, covered
with colourful perforated papers and decorated with fruits,
flags and lamps. More...
Tong Blossom Festival
year in November, the hillsides of Khun Yuam and Mae Sariang
districts are filled with a host of golden Bua Tong Blooms.
As gay as a daisy and almost as large as a sunflower, more...