Ban Rak Thai, a Chinese settlement in Mae Hong Son province, Northern Thailand
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Mae Hong Son City by night
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One of the most famous cave in Mae Hong Son
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The children of Long Neck village in Mae Hong Son
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The locals with Long Neck in Mae Hong Son
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The village of Long Necks in Mae Hong Son
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Mae Hong Son is about 924 kilometers by bus from Bangkok, it is a large frog city near the Myanmar border. With its cool weather all year, this destination has become one of the most well-known in northern Thailand.

Mae Hong Son includes many different ethnic groups that have lived very friendly together for a long time, such as Mong, Tai, Karen, Akha, and Liu…, they still keep their own customs and habits, which are not affected and fixed by others, for example, Thai Yai group still live in wooden houses, which is very special.

Mae Hong Son is a rare place in the world where the buildings have had no effect on the ethnic groups who still dress in traditional attire.

Padong people in Mae Hong Son are a unique ethnic group because all of the women wear long necklaces, bracelets, and leg-laces. The girls have been wearing these laces since they were five years old, the Padong people prefer to weave; the products of weaving are very famous and attract many tourists to buy them.

Mae Hong Son has many different and well-known pagodas, but almost all of them are built in the Myanmar style. The most famous pagoda is the Buddhist pagoda Wat Phra Nom, which was built at the end of the nineteenth century and is located below Kongmu hill. On top of this hill is Phra That Pagoda, which was built in 1860 and from which tourists can see the entire city of Mae Hong Son.

When visiting Mae Hong Son, you should not miss the Chopra Festival, which features a large number of candles that are lit from morning to night and attracts a large number of locals.


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