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Remote Mae Hong Son is reached along a mountainous stretch of road known to travelers as "the Loop." The route runs from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son via Pai if you take the northern route, and via Mae Sariang if you take the southern one. Which route offers the best views is the subject of much heated debate. The entire Loop is about 600 km (360 miles) long. Allow at least four days to cover it—longer
if you want to leave the road occasionally and visit the hot springs, waterfalls, and grottos found along the way.
Stressed-out residents of Bangkok and other cities have transformed this remote, mountain-ringed market town into one of northern Thailand's...
The southern route of the Loop runs through Mae Sariang, a neat little market town that sits beside the Yuam River. With two comfortable hotels...