"About Mae Sariang" Mae Sariang by north_thailander

Mae Sariang Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 26 photos

About Mae Sariang

Mae Sariang is one of 7 districts in Mae Hong Son province. Although often overlooked by tourists it has plenty to offer; the Salawin River, Salawin National Park, Kaew Komol Cave, waterfalls, hilltribe villages and much more. Some say that the trekking routes here are the most unspoilt in Northern Thailand. Mae Sariang town is a small sleepy town, perfect if you are looking to turn things down a gear. Although being small it still has all the essentials, and provides well for tourists with an adequate selection of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants to choose from. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the people are very friendly and it?s the kind of place where everybody knows everyone else. Surrounding the town there are many sights to see and day trips to go on.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly, Easy to find your way around town, No big tourist crowds, Shan culture
  • Cons:Little nightlife,
  • In a nutshell:A small town too easily overlooked
  • Last visit to Mae Sariang: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2014 at 3:10 AM

    Love Mae Sariang, been there several times. First time i stayed at Riverside GH (perhaps 1992) and last time at River Resort (2005). Wonderful hike up to a temple a few kms out of town with a great view. Mae Sariang is a great place to relax and soak up the local atmosphere

    • north_thailander's Profile Photo
      Apr 12, 2014 at 6:38 AM

      Agreed! It's changed a lot since then, with lots more guesthouses being built by the river over the last couple of years. Still remains a small sleepy town though, with the nicest local people !

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