Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu formerly named is Wat Plai Doi, the temple itself is quite impressive, its two ‘chedis’ containing the remains of monks from Myanmar.
Phra That Doi Kong Mu Temple is famous for its view of the valley it overlooks. In the morning visitors can look out over mists and fog that accumulate in the valley below. This is one of the ‘iconic’ views of Thailand you often see on postcards and it is a genuine spectacle. If you visit the temple later in the day you will have a clear view of Mae Hong Son town, which does not quite have the same impact.
If you go to Mae Hong Son, Phra That Doi Kong Mu is on the top of the mountain overlooking Mae Hong Son. Great place to take photos.
The temple’s major annual ceremonies include New Year’s Day, Songkran Festival and the End of Buddhist Lent Day, in which a unique alms-giving ceremony is held.