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Snapshots from Mae Hong Son: Mae Lana

Posted date:  January 27, 2010
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Mae Lana, a village in Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand

I told you it was pretty.

The above is Mae Lana, the Shan village mentioned in my previous post. Mae Lana is located about 50km northeast of Mae Hong Son in a steep picturesque valley and is famous for Tham Mae Lana, a 12km-long cave.

Taking a break from the hectic metropolis that is Mae Hong Son, I decided to drive up to Mae Lana and stayed a night at Garden Home, the village’s only guest house. Waking up early the next morning, I went on a 20km walk that wound through mountain scenery:

A view of the countryside outside Mae Lana, a village in Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand

and the occasional hilltribe village before terminating at Ban Tham Lot, another village near a cave.


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