in a deep valley hemmed in by high mountain ranges, Mae Hong Son has long been
isolated from the outside world. Virtually covered with mist throughout the
year, the name refers to the fact that is terrain is highly suitable for the training
of elephants. Former governors of Chiang Mai used to organize the rounding up
of wild elephants that were then trained before being sent to the capital of
work. Today, Mae Hong Son is one of the “dream destinations” for visitors who
are attracted by its cultural and natural wonders.