Tantip Palabhuti (Bie) – Inbound Director, Bangkok says:
" I want to visit Mae Hong Son in the north of Thailand – a sleepy town surrounded by the Shan mountains and often shrouded in mist. "
Not far from Mae Hong Son is a valley that during the winter transforms into a sunny yellow carpet of Mexican sunflowers. The valley and surrounding hills are best viewed from Doi Mae Ou Kor in the early morning. I would sip a cup of fresh coffee bought from the tribal people in the local market and watch the sunflowers come into view as the mountain mist rises.
The Switzerland of Thailand . . .
There are many hill tribe villages in the area. In particular I would like to see the Paduang ‘Long-necked’ tribe, who are refugees from Myanmar. They are well known for their women who wear heavy brass coils around their necks, arms and legs; however they also produce beautiful woven textiles of intricate ethnic designs.”
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