Discover the best top things to do in Mae Sariang, Thailand including Piak Private Tours, Mae Sariang, Salawin National Park, Mae Um Long Luang Hot Springs, Wat Chomchaeng, Mae Sariang Day Tours.
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5 based on 55 reviews
enjoy the farm and cultural activity base on showing a real Thailand . choice of solf trek and interactive with local. i am going to two decade of serving people of the services of the service mind industry. inform help advise and be your friends . at the moment on my moving to a farm stay base on the topic of HOUSE AGRICULTURE NUTRTION base on self sufficiency economy with theory of my king.the work of agriculture at my house base on safty food security food for a sustainable goal.my focus on intergration farm and fair trade with the opportunity of local to join us in practical.
I booked 2 days trekking with Piak with 2 nights at his village home. Piak was very generous and attentive host, providing ample food and giving up his bedroom for me while he and his wife/kids slept in the kitchen/living room area. His kids are very cute and well behaved. Piak was kind enough to invite me to a Karen village wedding the day before we agreed to go trekking. He didn’t charge me for this and the wedding was a great cultural experience- everybody was very generous and welcoming. On one of the two days we did a beautiful loop hike around Mae Sawan waterfall with beautiful fields, hilly landscapes, a forest and nice Waterfalls. The other hike from his village was not as scenic, down a steep incline in the jungle to a field covered in cabbage patties, mostly in the sun. So what didn’t I like? First, Piak wasn’t always very good at describing the nature of the trekking beforehand, where we were going and what to expect. The day we hiked with his daughters (6 and 11) and their friends the girls were very hot and tired and I felt like we were dragging them along - not a feeling you want to have when you’re paying 50 dollars a day. On the wedding and on the waterfall hike Piak spent a long time talking to the wedding guests and farmers but translated very little of his conversations/ you’re left standing most of the time listening and not understanding anything. Many times I asked him question and he snapped ‘I don’t know’ but didn’t try to get me an answer. Piak talks a lot about himself, his projects, his businesses and we often had to stop so he could run his errands, call people, talk to people on the street, pick up things etc - if this kind of thing annoys you avoid doing a tour with him. Last and most important was a sanitation issue. His house is very modest and he lives in a village with no running water, an outhouse with no door, no shower, no sink. Also when we had lunch in day shelters in the fields sanitation in food preparation was very poor. In one day shelter he offered me a soup that was made with stream water. Also the farmers offered me a homemade rice wine which I declined several times but on multiple occasions he was very insistent and pushy that I accept food I didn’t want to eat. He said it was culturally rude to decline the wine. He doesn’t seem to understand the western stomach is not as tolerant of bugs as the Asian stomach. Needless to say I’ve had a tummy ache the last two days which I’m praying wont turn into anything serious. So that is the good and the bad. Just as an aside there are other trekking options in Mae Sariang. At NorthWest guest house on the road next to the river you can book day treks the night before with a certified, knowledgeable guide. And they take you to different places than Piak who appears to only hike close to his village.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
First overnighter from Chiang Mai. We rode here as part of a 10 day journey by motorbike. Seemed like a quiet town based on our location on Hwy 108. Never saw another westerner. Strolled around a bit to find a restaurant...not much on the english spoken, but Chang means Chang everywhere. Next morning checked out the museum, Eakarak Hotel, the large Wat on opposite corner and the Phrathat Chom Thong, a short ride south of town high on the hill. Would need maybe 2 days here to take in the experience, my travel companions are not that adventurous.
4 based on 19 reviews
4 based on 14 reviews
It's about 10km lovely drive down a road off route 108, about 8-10 Kim's east of Mae Sariang. Signs every 1km until the t intersection where you turn left on a dirt road for 1.5 Kms.
There's a little car lark and a swing suspension bridge across the river to a re afforestation camp. Lovely picnic area, and a few cabins for sleeping. There are two huge baths up the hill that they fill with hot water. Al, the windows open so it is like a Scandinavian experience in the Thai Mountains
3.5 based on 5 reviews
This mountain-top temple is quiet, peaceful, and definitely outside the normal tourist circuit. We have wonderful pictures, as we were the only ones there taking pictures!
We tried the beautiful big "gong" bell, watched the monks changing the incense and servicing the area around the Buddha.
You can see across the river into Laos from the courtyard here.
A really restful, peaceful setting. In a country resplendent with temples, this one stands out for us.
2.5 based on 2 reviews
Mae sariang tours 1980: Small tour organizer in Mae sariang town, we created special an itinerary for small group such as day tour at Thailand and Myanmar border, community-based treks, elephant riding, bamboo rafting and etc. We are expert in Mae Hong Son southern. Our tour management concerned with local people and hill tribe.
I booked a day visit to local villages with Khun Sarot, and was really looking forward to it as an authentic experience. He had told me to call on arrival in Mae Sariang the night before, to arrange a meeting time and place the next day. I tried for hours to get through on the number he gave me and eventually checked my email where I found a message from him sent the night before, when I was on a plane, giving me 2 hours to confirm the trip or he would be taking some other people on a 2 day tour as it was obviously a better offer. Of course, I hadn't got the message and so I was suddenly without a tour or a guide.
I'm happy to say, however, that despite the late hour, we managed to arrange a trip to some Karen villages the next day with Mr Salawin, which proved to be the highlight of the holiday.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
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