With stunning landscapes, waterfalls, caves and hill-tribe villages, Mae Hong Son is an ideal location for trekking, soft adventure travel and for those who love to seek the thrill of sweeping valley vistas. Lying to the west of Chiang Mai and bordering Myanmar on its eastern flank, Mae Hong Son province covers an area of 12,681 sq. kms. of breathtaking mountains traversed by hidden valleys, each one a contender for Shangri-la. The terrain of Mae Hong Son makes it one of Thailand’s most remote provinces and thus retains its own separate identity. At the same time, the provincial capital is readily accessible by air and road. Nestled in its own lovely valley and surrounded by hills that are often shrouded in early morning mist, this small town is one of the most enchanting places in the entire North. Burmese-style temples, a picturesque lake, a hilltop vantage point and a bustling morning market afford scope for leisurely sights-seeing, while a choice of hotels makes it an excellent base for excursions into the surrounding countryside.