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Mae Hong Son Province

Mae Hong Son Mueang

Situated in the north of Mae Hong Son province, Mae Hong Son Mueang district shares its boundary with the Kaya State of Myanmar and Pang Ma Pha district in the North; with the Pang Ma Pha, Pai, Kalayaniwatana, and Mae Chaem district in Chiang Mai province in the East; with the Mae Chaem district in […]

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Hill Tribe

Padaung Tribes (Long Neck)

The Padaung tribes are said to have originated from the Southern Mongoloids, but culturally, they are a group of Karen living on the Plateaus above the Salween River in the Kayah state of Burma which is close to the Thai border. The Padaung tribes has a population of thirty thousand. The Padaung are peaceful, hardworking […]

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Culture & Lifestyle

The Candle Worship

The Candle Worship ritual protects, removes misfortune, and guards against danger according to the Shan. Lighting the candle, very familiar for Buddhists, brings luck and long life. For Buddhists, the candle symbolizes Buddha’s teaching; therefore, candles have been employed for many, many years in ceremonies. The villagers make the candles by using real wax from […]

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Attractions

Thing To Do in Khun Yuam

This quiet, calm, peaceful district transforms into upbeat and lively when the cold season arrives. The colors of the Mexican flowers are witnessed over on the Mae U-Kho Mountain. Both Thai residents and foreign tourists come to enjoy the invigorating, refreshing cold air and admire the spectacular display. Tourists can visit many other interesting places […]

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Culture & Lifestyle

Art Perfomance

Gingala (Bird Dance) This dance is performed at festivals, on important occasions like the welcoming of guests or official foreign visitors, at the end of the Buddhist Lent day, and other traditional celebrations. The artistic performance of the Gingala imitates a bird. The dancers will tease each other and join together in the rhythm dancing […]

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Culture & Lifestyle

History of the Shan

Shan have already evacuated to Mae Hong Son province for more than a century of years. The evidence has been shown by the elderly Shan tellers, and from study the history of Mae Hong Son province can see that Shan, who live in Mae Hong Son, have evacuated from North East of Myanmar which called […]

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Festivals & Events

Loi Kratong Festival

There is no set date for the ancient Loi Krathong Festival because it falls on the night of the full moon in the twelfth lunar month.  However, it is usually in November. As lamps and candles are lit all around the area, people construct and illuminate Krathong to float in rivers. There are several contests […]

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Culture & Lifestyle

Food

Local Foods Cooking habits differ from the other regions in Northern Thailand.  The Shan have their own culture and culinary practices, especially in eating rice.  The Shan will not consume sticky rice for their main diet; however, they will consume cooked rice, a tradition from the past. Chili sauce is an important food of the […]

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Culture & Lifestyle

Agriculture

The most mountainous region in Thailand is the Mae Hong Son province; it is comprised 90% by high, mature mountains. Though only 10% plains are plains, the primary occupation for most people is agriculture, such as growing rice, garlic, onion, soybean, sesame, fruit, other crops, and raising livestock. Most people’s income comes from selling agricultural […]