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Mae Hong Son

Situated in a deep valley and hemmed in by high mountains, Mae Hong Son is covered with morning mist throughout the year, thus giving it the nickname "City of a Million Mists". The city was founded in 1831 as a training camp for elephants captured from the surrounding jungle. Bordering on Burma and populated by a number of hill tribes, Mae Hong Son shows strong Burmese influence in its temples, its dialect and its festivals.
Mountains in the morning mist Morning mist on the Pai River Elephant wadding in the Pai River Jong Kham Lake, day Monk with kitten
Paintings on glass Dredging stones from the Pai River Rice fields with huts Rice fields and mountains Pha Sua Falls
The lake at Mae Aw A resident of Mae Aw Fish Cave (Tham Pla) Wat Hua Wiang Top of a temple building
Antique plate Large Reclining Buddha image Large Seated Buddha image Little girl by Jong Kham Lake Jong Kham Lake, dusk
Jong Kham Lake, night Shopping Mountains of northern Thailand Sunset over northern Thailand