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Hello Community

 

I am new to this Forum, but "not new" in Thailand

 

Is anybody living in Mae Hong Son and can give some Informations

about Life there now?

 

More than 20 Years ago, I have made a Motorbiketour Chiang Mai - Pai - Mae Hong Son 

and back to CM via Doi Inthanon. It was absolutely stunning and fascinating....

 

Cheers

 

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Not living there, but been there a few times.

Yes, nice mountains and nature (as most places in the north). Downside is clearly the burning season and the bad air quality several months of the year, but this applies to everywhere in the north.

Mae Hong Son itself is a small town, not much there. For me this would be too boring.

I chose Chiang Mai, because it offers way more options (eating, shopping etc.) for my daily life, and if i want to visit the nature in for example Mae Hong Son this makes for a nice weekend trip.

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6 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Not living there, but been there a few times.

Yes, nice mountains and nature (as most places in the north). Downside is clearly the burning season and the bad air quality several months of the year, but this applies to everywhere in the north.

Mae Hong Son itself is a small town, not much there. For me this would be too boring.

I chose Chiang Mai, because it offers way more options (eating, shopping etc.) for my daily life, and if i want to visit the nature in for example Mae Hong Son this makes for a nice weekend trip.

 

What's the cheapest way to go to Mae Hong Son from Chiang Mai?

 

I mean which transport company.

 

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7 hours ago, EricTh said:

 

What's the cheapest way to go to Mae Hong Son from Chiang Mai?

 

I mean which transport company.

 

Go to the bus station and take an air conditioned van. Pretty cheap and the scenery to MHS is breathtaking. Don't forget to visit Pai, which is only a few km away.

Vans leave every 1.5 or 2 hours. 

 

    IMO too many tourists, but in the past it was a must see destination located in the Pai valley. 

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33 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Go to the bus station and take an air conditioned van. Pretty cheap and the scenery to MHS is breathtaking. Don't forget to visit Pai, which is only a few km away.

Vans leave every 1.5 or 2 hours. 

 

    IMO too many tourists, but in the past it was a must see destination located in the Pai valley. 

 

There are many bus companies at Arcade, which one do you recommend?

 

 

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Buy a motorbike and life is good in MHS

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On 10/20/2019 at 9:54 PM, Isaanbiker said:

Go to the bus station and take an air conditioned van.

 

And a sick bag plus amulets !!! 

Hang on and enjoy the "ride" 🙂

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Yep.  A twisty ride.

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My wife is from Mae Hong song i have spent sometime there but I live in Chiang Mai. Only one real bar the Cross Roads on the 108 at the Traffic light before the post office. Good place to have a drink. When my wife goes home to visit 90 percent of the time I beg off. There are a couple of good restaruants in town for a good meal. If you like being isolated and in the country great place for you. I like it for 3 days then I am gone

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I don't live in Mae Hong Son, but a bit more to the north. Perhaps 60 kilometers to the North-East of Mea Hong Son province.

 

In my area the burning season is horrible … or at least was last year. But it might still be better than Chiang May city (not sure). At least less traffic and such. Mea Hong Son might be a bit better. From what I read air quality around Pai is among the best in Thailand.

 

Apart from the burning season, it's ok-ish for me. I'm staying in the village because my girlfriend likes to stay close to her mother. Not many people to talk to as I don't speak fluent Thai, but I'm an introvert so that's ok with me. Not many foreigners here … probably in my village none at all, but occasionally I see one on the market in the nearby "city" (Chaiprakan) in the weekend. A few more foreigners must live in Fang, since I often see a few walking around the Tesco Lotus shopping center there. On the Sundays it can be nice and quiet in the village, I love that.

 

From my perspective:

- For now good enough, at least a very cheap cost of living which will allow me to semi-retire early (aiming for 45 years old).

- For our 2.5 year old daughter good enough (for now). We'll send her to a public school soon. But I would want better education for her when she's a bit older. At least she'll learn the basics of Thai properly at school.

- In the future I would love to move to the city again near the sea, perhaps Pattaya, perhaps Hua Hin (never been there before). Still would like to have a nice sea-view condo at some point with a large swimming pool. Also just more stuff to do, like go to the cinema, more choice in restaurants, more and better western food choices etc...

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