Ban Rak Thai (บ้านรักไทย แม่ฮ่องสอน) Mae Hong Son Thailand #SMSnotes


Absolutely stunning lake near the Burma boarder. We got there at 6am before sunrise and I highly recommend it. We wanted to stay in town but everything we looked at was sold out online so probably best to book in advance. If you can you should schedule the boat ride (just at the counter of the lee wine rak coffee shop right on the lake) the night before it’s about 400 baht for a 30/40 min ride. The first one leaves at 630 am but I think the best one would be the one at 710 right at sunrise. It’s magical and being able to sip your coffee at sunrise watching the boats through the steam is incredible.



Views were amazing. 20% off the restaurant and shop when staying in the hotel. Slow cooked pork and buns were delicious. Hotel room wasn't in great condition but it was clean enough with a comfy bed and air con. You are mainly paying for the location though which is quite stunning.



One of the most beautiful places like a hidden gem in the border between Thailand and Myanmar. You can enjoy slow and peaceful lives. The views are stunning. It is best to stay overnight and walk around the plce. However, a day trip is also very nice.


a place you should come to visit and stay overnights. Not only around the lake but also walk into the village and to the Thailand/Myanmar border, also walk up to the nearest temple on the hill. When most of the tourists left after breakfast, the place became a sleeping village and it is the time to enjoy the tranquility of the world.


This is my favorite place in Thailand. I loved the wooden coffee shop overlooking the lake. The Chinese restaurant also served delicious food. The place is beautiful both in day time and at night.



A somewhat interesting village founded by Chinese. It is remote and getting there takes a while on a windy road. There are many shops selling Chinese goods and food items. Whether is it worth going depends on what you like to see and how you feel about a somewhat long drive on a small windy road.



Quaint little Chinese village on a small lake, a bit touristy, but a nice windy drive on a motorbike with lots of twisties. Elevation about 1,800m, so very cool. Get there early as the place is relatively small and traffic will pile up. If you want to stay the night, best book ahead. Excellent fresh tea houses surround the lake.




This can really be one of Thailand's most unique places ever. Rich in history, strong in tradition and with everlasting contributions. You are coming here not just for the tea, nor the Yunnan food. You are coming here to feel the difference in lifestyle, something about 99% of Thailand doesn't offer.















































































































































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