Mae Hong Son is the second northern most provincial city is surrounded by high mountains and located in a valley ringed by misty mountain ranges whose panoramas have inspired the name “City of the Three Mists”.
Mae Hong Son enjoys a cool climate almost all year round. It is not only one of the most environmentally protected cities in Thailand but with only about 300,000 populations, it is also one of the most sparsely populated. The province is connected by Myanmar border on both the north and west borders, therefore, a strong Burmese influence can be seen in many of the provincial capital’s temples and buildings with Burmese architecture.
There are many attractions in Mae Hong Son city, such as Wat Phra That Doi Kong Moo, which dominates the provincial city. Constructed by Phraya Singhanatracha, the first king of Mae Hong Son, this hilltop temple affords a wonderful view over the city, surrounding mountains and valleys. Wat Jong Kam and Wat Jong Klang. Well known for their popular glass paintings portraying Buddhist images and village lifestyle, these two Wats are also home to over 30 carved wooden dolls that were brought to Mae Hong Son from Myanmar in the previous century.