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Travel Blogs from Mae Hong Son
... and their atrocities of war. In fact, the war memorial in Thailand's Kanchanaburi province, a few hundred kilometers south of here, is indeed testament to the cruelty of the Japanese invasion and occupation.
Conversely, Khun Yuam's friendship memorial tells the story of a war front where the Japanese were deeply over-extended due to a number of factors: distance inland from their initial coastal landings; remoteness of the Khun Yuam region; and wildness ...
... a small lake. Around half of the lake are shops, restaurants, food and merchandise shops hawking products from the different ethnic tribes in the area. There is also a very old Wat, (temple), that is lit up like a christmas tree at night and it gives the whole scene a nice peaceful feeling. We toured the Wat, the small but interesting museum beside it, and noshed at some pretty good restaurants. Our main focus, however, was to head to one of the ...
... to show your knees and shoulders in a holy place). She looks like a superhero.
All too soon it is time to pack up and head back to the bus station (we are catching a bus to Sappong). On the way we see a house that has 8 roofs. No, 9 roofs. No, 10 Roofs. Lets just say it has a lot of roofs, all on top of each other. It is the strangest roof Ian has ever seen and he becomes a bit obsessed with it. Look at the picture, maybe you will too.
Decided to do a 3 day, 2 night hill tribe trek. A special experience with a lovely bunch of people.
It was a proper 'eco trek'; low-impact to the land and people. The villages we passed through are only visited every few weeks, and the people benefit from it. I'd heard some treks are like a walk in the woods followed by performing villagers, but this felt very genuine. The guides are originally from the hill tribes themselves and it was amazing to watch ...
... guesthouse with a couple of beers and munchies. It was a great way to end a top day, listening to some terrible Karaoke float across the lake from a temple whilst watching lanterns quickly ascend with a trail of fireworks littering and illuminating the night sky from our balcony. We all managed to get up at 9 the next morning which when I think about it is unbelievable really, four backpackers being up and ...
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