Located in the small town of Pai near the Myanmar border, the Yun-Lai Viewpoint is one of the most stunning attractions in the area.
This special protected park on the banks of the Huai Pang Tong Reservoir is not only a beautiful natural area, but also a community where hill tribes live and grow a number of plants, including avocados and Chinese pears.
The Shan people have fought both the Burmese and Thai government for decades, and ongoing violence and upheaval often force refugees across the border.
Much is made of Thailand's proximity to Burma, and rightly so, as many Burmese live in Thailand as migrant workers and refugees.
Pai may be a favorite place to visit among backpackers on a soul-seeking experience, but Mae Sariang holds its own charm for those willing to get a bit off the beaten path.
Standing next to each other by a little lake in the southern part of town, Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang are Burmese-style temples.
This festival, held once a year, honors young boys between the ages of 10 and 13 who are ordained as novice monks.
Make the half-hour trek to the top of Doi Kong Mu hill through dense forest, and you'll find this unique temple with two white chedis plus some of the best views of Mae Hong Son you can find anywhere.