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