Mae Hong Son overview

Mae Hong Son Travel Guide
The almost Chinese sounding city of Mae Hon Son gets its name from its location in a deep valley. The ‘City of Three Mists’ is sandwiched in by mountain ranges that create misty mornings and fog patches that regularly descend on the city during the cooler periods in December and January. Hill tribes attract a few visitors to the area and the natural scenery is another visitor magnet, while its location relatively close to Chiang Mai also helps to put it firmly on the tourist trail. Motorbikes are often used to reach this city as the landscapes are breathtaking to admire from a bike although caution should be taken along the roads here as a combination of bumpy potholes, kamikaze dogs and traffic-oblivious children can pose dangerous obstacles.