Mae Hong Son and Pa Daeng Cave.

June 27, 2021
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June 27, 2021 Nam Yang Kung Fu Retreat

Mae Hong Son and Pa Daeng Cave.

This is a great little road trip and works well in June, July, September, October or November.  In June – July the local people will be planting rice.  In September – November there are great views of the rice fields.  Towards the end of this period, the farmers can be seen harvesting their rice.

Day 1:

Leave the Retreat at 6.00am.

Chi Kung and Shuang Yang at Doi Kiew Lom viewpoint.

A stop at the Lahu tribal market in the mountains.

Coffee looking over the rice fields.

A walk to the fish cave in a national park.

Arrive in Mae Hong Son city for breakfast/ lunch.

Walk around the lake in the city centre. Visit the beautiful temples next to the lake.

Check in hotel.

Optional: trip to the Zoo / explore Mae Hong Son City.

Trip to Wat Prathat Doi Kong Mu at sunset. This is Mae Hong Son province’s most revered temple. It sits on a mountain overlooking the city and has amazing views – especially at sunset.

Dinner at a restaurant.

Day 2:

Chi Kung and Shuang Yang practise in the park on the lake shores.


Check out of hotel.

Coffee above the rice fields.

Explore Pa Daeng Cave.
This is a really unique opportunity of a sort which few people experience! The cave is long – it extends about 550m into a mountainside. It has great stalactites and stalagmites and a stream running through it. The most amazing thing about it, though, is that hardly anyone ever goes there! There are absolutely no signs of human presence in the cave – not a single piece of litter or graffiti. It feels very much like being the first humans to arrive! To get to the cave requires a climb up a long flight of steps up the mountainside through jungle. There is a lot of wading through streams and a bit of scrambling over rocks. Well worth it, though, for a once in a lifetime experience like this!

Back to the Retreat early evening. 🙂