The World War II Museum
The World War II Museum located next to the cultural center. The museum displays military equipments, accessories, weapons, clothes, photos etc. of Japanese Army which entered Amphoe Khun Yuam during World War II. different from the museum in Kanchanaburi which shows cruelty of Japanese troops. In this area, it’s said that local people took good care of tens of thousands of soldiers who retreated from their disastrous defeat at the Battle of Imphal. The relationship between the local people and Japanese soldiers were very good.
Wat To Phae
Wat Tor Phrae is an old large Myanmar Vihara, This temple is located 7 kilometres from Khun Yuam market having an old large Burmese style Viharn and a beautiful Mon style pagoda. According to the legend, it is said that this area was once used as a rest place to gather wood logs for assembling rafts.
Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U-Kho
Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U-Kho is more interesting for Thai people than foreign tourists. The marvel of the wild sunflower field has made known Khun Yuam and Mae Hong Son. Travel : trip route from Khun Yuam district is quite tortuous. You have to go up and down along the hillside slope. The Dok Bua Tong (may be classified as wild sunflowers) will burst into full bloom in early winter during November-December, painting the entire hilly area over 1,000 rai of Doi Mae U-kho in brilliant yellow draw flocks of visitors to Khun Yuam district. Camping sites arranged during the Bua Tong Bloom Festival, is 26 kilometers from the district on Highway No. 1263. Blossom period of Bua Tong is Nov till late Dec every year. The gigantic size of Bua Tong field covers more than 1,000 rai. In the afternoon, sunlight become orange and beautify color of Bua Tong that impress all visitors. Tourists can rent a tent for camping on the hill.
Namtok Mae U-Kho : This is a 30-metre-high waterfall situated 3 kilometres off the route to Doi Mae U-kho.
Phu Chi Per
Phu Chi Per is a sightseeing spot like Mon Yun Lai. The whole area consists of mountains and forests. There are terraces to take a look at the scenery from different views.
Phu Chi Per is located near Doi Mae-U-Kho Buatong Field. It’s about 1,818 metres higher than the sea level. So high that you can even see the Buatong Field below. And if you get there at a right time, you would be able to see the sunset and the light fog.
Once you get to the top, the scenery of mountains around you will look like the surface of the ocean wave.
Namtok Mae Surin National Park
11 kms from Doi Mae Ukor (Bua Tong Field) to the great waterfall, Mae Surin. Road is narrow, steep and tortuous. On the top of hill which you may park and walk a bit to appreciate the beauty of the waterfall. Namtok Mae Surin National Park given national park status in 1981, this natural wonder, which straddles Mueang and Khun Yuam districts, encompasses a wildlife and botanical reserve, a huge waterfall and a spectacular terraced mountain. Namtok Mae Surin, its main attraction, is 37 kilometres from Khun Yuam district. It is a huge waterfall cascading eighty meters down below. The other spot, you have to walk down to the lowest level about 3 kms or 1 hour. You will so exhausted about 3 hours on trekking up and down like I did. However, it’s worth when you stand as I did and came up with these photos.