Mae Hong Son Panoramas

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  • Jongkham Lake Mae Hong Son January 2018

    Jongkham Lake Mae Hong Son January 2018 Panorama Preview

    Jongkham (Chong Kham) Lake marks the center of Mae Hong Son and is the site of many festivities and markets. In the evening several restaurants open on the northern shore of the lake.

  • Jongkham Lake Mae Hong Son January 2018

    Jongkham Lake Mae Hong Son January 2018 Panorama Preview

    Jongkham (Chong Kham) on the southern side of the lake. The building activity on the lake seems to have ceased in recent years. A welcome development to have no further development.

  • Wat Chong Glang 2018 Panorama 2

    Wat Chong Glang 2018 Panorama 2 Panorama Preview

    Revisiting Chong Klang Temple in January 2018. Significant renovations have been undertaken on the stupa and the whole temple area.

  • Wat Chong Glang 2018 Panorama 1

    Wat Chong Glang 2018 Panorama 1 Panorama Preview

    Mae Hong Son's famous Chong Klang temple from the road, on the shores of Jong Kham lake that marks the center of town.

  • Jongkham Lake Mae Hong Son April 2015

    Jongkham Lake Mae Hong Son April 2015 Panorama Preview

    Jongkham (Chong Kham) Lake marks the center of Mae Hong Son. On its shores are two famous, temples Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang. Their beautiful setting at the lake, especially when lit and in the twilight, are the signature sight of Mae Hong Son province. They are also some of the most beautiful and intersting temples in Thailand, that has still been largely untouched by tourist-friendly "upgrades".

    Wat Chong Klang

    This is the temple with the bright white and gold chedi. It was completed in 1871, built in the Burmese Shan style, dedicated to monks that had travelled from Burma for the funeral of the revered abbot of Wat Chong Mai.

    Wat Chong Kham

    This temple is somewhat older than Wat Chong Klang, completed in 1827, by Phraya Singhanat Racha, the ruler of Mae Hong Son, and his wife Chao Mae Nang Mia. It was promoted to a royal temple in 1984. The temple has its name from the gold leaft plating of its pillars. 'Kham' is short for Northern Thai 'Thongcome' which means gold.

    The lake has a small park to the north with some fitness facilities. Overall the area around the lake needs a plan for sustainable development, as currently (2015) the shores appear to be encroached on by private interest in an unsightly manner.

  • Wat Phra That Doi Khong Mu Mae Hong Son in February 2013

    Wat Phra That Doi Khong Mu Mae Hong Son in February 2013 Panorama Preview

    The mountain-top temple Wat Phra That Doi Khong Mu in Mae Hong Son, offering a great view of the valley and the province capital of Mae Hong Son.

  • Tham Lot Cave in Mae Hong Son Province in February 2013

    Tham Lot Cave in Mae Hong Son Province in February 2013 Panorama Preview

    The Tham Lot Cave in Mae Hong Son Province is about a mile long and can be explored by raft as the Nam Lang River flows through it. The cave is home to a large number of bats. Teakwood coffins thousands of year old have been discovered in the cave.

  • Rak Thai Village in Mae Hong Son Province 2013

    Rak Thai Village in Mae Hong Son Province 2013 Panorama Preview

    The small KMT village of Rak Thai in the very north of Mae Hong Son provice, a part of China thriving on Thai soil.

  • Pang Mapha Viewpoint in February 2013

    Pang Mapha Viewpoint in February 2013 Panorama Preview

    The mountain top near the Pang Mapha Viewpoint, on the road between Mae Hong Son and Pai, in February 2013.

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