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Trip planner

Mae Hong Son - Tak -  Sukhothai

Planner :
Mae Hong Son 2 Day , Tak 1 Day , Sukhothai 1 Day
Period :
4 Days 3 Nights
Category :
Nightlife & entertainment, New experiences,adventure & off-the-beaten-track, Medical treatments or checkup, Wedding, honeymoon or anniversary,
  • Day 1
    Sep 19
  • Day 2
    Sep 20
  • Day 3
    Sep 21
  • Day 4
    Sep 22
Day 1 : Mae Hong Son

Pang Ung, Pang Tong Royal Development Project

  Pang Ung, Pang Tong Royal Development Project   Pang Ung is located in Ban Ruam Thai, Mae Hong Son. Due to its splendid scenery, this place is known as Switzerland of Thailand. Along the bank of Huai Pang tong Reservoir stand coniferous forests formed by Khasi pine and Sumatran pine which are fully covered by enormous  evergreen forest and mountains. The word ‘Pang’ in northern Thai dialect means a shelter in which woodsmen stay and the word ‘Oung’ means a wetland.   Formerly, Pang Ung used to be an illegal opium planting area for hill tribes and was always trespassed by smugglers. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej solved this problem by forming a group of villagers, supporting their agricultural economics, conserving natural resources, and building a reservoir in Pang Ung. Nowadays, there are many different types of economical plants being grown by hill tribes, such as avocado, persimmon, Chinese pear and Chinese bayberry. Due to its cool climate, the village is normally decorated with rose, hydrangea, and orange trumpet. Not only focusing on agricultures, but also on conserving endangered animals such as Laew small green frog. Consequently, Pang Ung is definitely an interesting place for nature-lovers.   Aside from being able to see such amazing fog in the morning, another well-known activity that visitors should try is sightseeing by rafts and visiting the highlight of Pang Ung which are two white swans and two black swans given by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.   Pang Ung is regularly opened from 06:00 to 20:00 everyday.The regularations are : •Outside vehicles are not permitted to travel in this area unless the owners have hotel reservation letter or permission to spend a night or more by tents. Vehicles are available at Ban Na Pa Paek school. •Visitors must register for accommodation at The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Mae Hong Son and will be able to travel by cars during 09:00-18:00. •electricity is available during 18:00 - 22:00. Visitors should prepare flashlight and extra batteries.   For more information please contact 053-611-244, 085-618-3303  

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1 Hr. 24 Min. ( Approx. 43.02 Km.)

Wat Chong Klang

Next to Wat Chong Kham is Wat Chong Klang where a replica of the Phra Phuttha Sihing is installed on an altar. There are several interesting items such as wooden figurines of human and animals depicted in the Phra Vejsandon Jakata (pronounced Cha-dok which means one of odd stories of former incarnations of the Buddha) created by Burmese craftsmen and brought over in 1857, painting on glass about the Jakata and on Prince Siddhartha, as well as on the ways of life of the time. The captions are in Burmese. There are also notations that the paintings were by Thai Yai artisans from Mandalay. Opening hours: 6am-6pm Contact: 0 5361 2982, e-mail: tatmhs@tat.or.th Getting there: It’s on Chamnarmsathit Road in the middle of Mae Hong Son town.   http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Wat-Chong-Klang--451

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Day 2 : Mae Hong Son

Yunnan Cultural Village (Suntichon Village)

Yunnan Cultural Village (Suntichon Village)  Located in Wiang Tai Sub-district, 4.5 kilometers away from Pai District of Mae Hong Son, near Wat Nam Hu, the Yunnan Cultural Village or Suntichon Village is a village of Chinese immigrants from Yunnan and also a tourist destination offering the preserved unique cultures of Yunnan such as clothing and language.  Similar to as it is in China, the village portrays the atmosphere of a Chinese Yunnanese town with all the architecture decorated in Yunnan style. The most outstanding sight is a bright colored dragon creeping up a pole on top of a huge dark rock, inscribed with Chinese words. The villagers live in bright orange clay houses. Apart from walking around experiencing the way of life of Yunnan people, another interesting activity that tourists can do is to go up the hill tribe swing that is similar to Thai Ferris wheel. A person needs to pay 25 baht to go up the swing that can take up to four people. Tourists can also ride a horse, around the rock for 50 baht per 3 rounds, and entering the village for 300 baht per 1 hour. Photo lovers can rent Chinese costume and take pictures at various spots.  For lunch, tourists can enjoy Yunnan Chinese food at a restaurant inside the village. Moreover, there is also the Yunnan Chinese Culture Center. For more information, contact Suntichon Village at 77/1, Wiang Tai Sub-district of Pai, or call 081-024-3982 for Bunlo Lorariyawat, the village head. At the village, tourists should try the famous dish of the Yunnan which is pork hocks with buns. There is also a souvenir shop selling goods such as shoes, clothes, tea, dried fruits and processed food products. Guest houses are provided for tourists who want to fully experience the Yunnan lifestyle. Apart from being a tourist attraction, Yunnan Cultural Village or the Yunnan Chinese Culture Center aims to develop the community and preserve the Yunnan Chinese cultures at the village for jobs and better living of the people.       

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13 Min. ( Approx. 5.08 Km.)

Pai

Amphoe Pai is a small district in the northeast of Mae Hong Son. Pai is very famous for Thai and foreign visitors as it the center to go for rafting and camping around the area as there are many important rivers flowing through the district. Pai is getting hip and famous among visitors as a cute little town where you can find things from local charms of daily life to adrenaline rush sports such as rafting. http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Pai--6051

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4 Min. ( Approx. 1.25 Km.)

Pai River

  Pai River   Pai River is the biggest and longest river in Maehongsorn province. The origin of the river occurs from TanonThongchai and Dan Laos mountain range. The river flows pass the valley in the north to the south pass 3 Amphurs of Maehongsorn province; AmphurPai, Amphur Pang Mapum and AmphurMuang and combined together with Salawin River in Myanmar. Pai River is 180 kilometers long and 30 meters wide and 7 meters at the deepest. The floor of the river consists of pebbles. The water is cool all year with swiftly flowing in the rainy season.   The popular activity for the tourists is rafting. The difficulty ranges from 2-3 during October – February and ranges from 3 -5 during June – September. There are 2 routes; the first route starts from AmphurPai and ends at Mae Surin Waterfall, Baan Pang Moo, AmphurMuang which is 70 kilometers altogether; the second route starts at Kong River, which is a branch of Pai River, and ends at Mae Surin Waterfall too which is 55 kilometers altogether. Apart from the beautiful scenery, there are also other locations worth visiting such as waterfall, hot mineral spring, cave, cliff etc. There is also a gentle rafting activity and long-tailed boat to visit the Karens tribe at Baan Nam Piang Din which is in the border of Thailand – Myanmar. For more information, contact Maehongsorn Tourists Coordination Center at 0 5361 2982-3.   

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Day 3 : Tak

Thi Lor Su Waterfall

Thi Lor Su Waterfall is the waterfall that well known about it beautiful some said this waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall in Thailand. Thi Lor Su Waterfall is a limestone waterfall with a height of 300 meters and a width of about 500 meters, located in Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary, Um Phang District, Tak Province. The waterfall is a stream of water flowing from Huay Cot Thuot through the creek that flows through the steep cliffs. A loud rumbling sound in the rainforest.             According to Thi Lor Su Travel guide there are nearby waterfall surround the area such as Lor Jor Waterfall, Rainbow Waterfall, Pa Charearn Waterfall and Lor Lei Waterfall. Some of these waterfall has to travel by foot or rubber boat depend on suggestion from Wildlife Sanctuary HQ. Aside from waterfall there are some activity tourist can participate include Rubber boat trip, Cave survey, and Take a good view at some view point.             There are some suggestion and caution about tourist who want to travel to Thi Lor Su Waterfall.             In rain season the sanctuary will be close in order to keep vehicle out of the forest so wild life will not be bother from outsider.             There are only 2 ways to travel to Thi Lor Su Waterfall. First way is take a rubber boat from Mae Klong River in Um Phang district about 3 Hr. and then walk about 10 Km. to Thi Lor Su Waterfall. Another way to travel to Thi Lor Su Waterfall is to walk 25 Km. straight from Huai Nong Luang Forest Guard HQ. So tourist have to contact travel agency or sanctuary HQ before going in.             Tourist can go to Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary by personal vehicle use Um Phang-Mea Klong Mai road and turn left at 20th Km. Be advise that a road to Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary is an off road so tourist are recommended to use four wheel drive car.   

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Day 4 : Sukhothai

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

A visit to Sukhothai wouldn’t complete without a visit to the historical site of the ancient Si Satchanalai City, which was the second largest city after Sukhothai during its glory days. The 45-square-meter park is home to remaining structures of what used to be palaces, temples and homes. The main attractions are Wat Phra Si Mahathat, Wat Chang Lom and Wat Chedi Jet Taew---all of which feature authentic Sukhothai architectural style. Opening hours: Daily 6am-9pm Admission: 150 baht   http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Si-Satchanalai-Historical-Park--778

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3 Hr. 40 Min. ( Approx. 58.27 Km.)

Wat Mahathat (Sukhothai)

Mahathat Temple is one of the oldest and most significant temples in Thailand. According to the historians, they think that the temple was established in the 13th century and was rebuilt in the beginning of the 14th century with the total of 11 vihara including the main one, ubosot, and 200 chedi. The abundance of the temple indicates how significant the temple was to Sukhothai people as a religious center. Also have a look at the restored stucco frieze which is marvelous piece of art. Mahathat Temple is made of laterite amid the brick wall and long moat. The main chedi is built over the Sukhothai character with the shape of lotus bud and presumably contained the relics of the Buddha. Entering the temple, you will see the two grand Buddha sculptures. There are eight chedi standing inside with four being the Khmer style seen from the cardinal points and the other four is Lanna Art. The niches of these smaller chedi also contain 28 Buddha images and the stucco that depicts the life of Buddha and shows the Singhalese and Burmese styles. On the base of the main chedi, the stucco relief is decorated with the Buddha's disciples. Situated in front of the chedi, the only remain treasure from King Lithai of Sukhothai period in 1362 is the column in the vihara that consists the remarkable seated bronze Buddha image in Sukhothai style, cast and placed by him. At the end of the 18th century the image was relocated to Suthat Temple in Bangkok according to the order of King Rama I and it was named Phra Si Sakaya Muni since then.
Further on, there are the remaining standing of smaller vihara built in the era of Ayutthaya and inside one of the vihara is the marvelous eight-meter Buddha image.

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