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The accommodation in Soppong village are all within easy walking distance of the bus station with the exception of Lisu Mountain, which is out of Soppong. Traffic is rarely heavy, so staying on the main road isn't really as bad as it may sound.

  • Soppong River Inn

    Soppong River Inn

    Splendid riverside spot, great view

    356 Moo 1 Soppong
    T: (053) 617 107;

    Soppong River Inn is an excellent chalet set up in a pleasant garden overlooking the river. A great cafe and bar area has been set up on top of the low cliff above the Lang, making for a top spot for ... Read the full review of Soppong River Inn.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 7 votes Flashpacker
  • Ban Rim Lang

    Ban Rim Lang

    Great spot if you have transport

    c. 5kms out of town on the road to MHS
    T: (086) 916 2647;

    Just a few kilometres out of town (five they reckon) towards Mae Hong Son and set in a huge orchard sweeping down to the tree-lined river, is the rather nice Ban Rim Lang Resort. Chalets are above ... Read the full review of Ban Rim Lang.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Rim Doi Bungalows

    Rim Doi Bungalows

    Peaceful out of town spot

    226/1 Baan Na Luang,Tambon Tham Lod
    T: (089) 553 6041;

    About a kilometre up the road to Tham Lod from central Soppong is Rim Doi Bungalows, where the informative Ralf and his wife Lek have created a pleasant retreat. To the north, southeast and west of ... Read the full review of Rim Doi Bungalows.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Little Eden

    Little Eden

    Aptly named -- great riverside spot!

    295 Moo 1 Soppong
    T: (053) 617 053-4; F: (053) 617 053

    This awesome and popular little guesthouse overlooks Lang River at the entrance to Soppong as you arrive from Pai. Little Eden has a great garden with a small but cute swimming pool, and pleasant ... Read the full review of Little Eden.

    4 stars Under 600B 6 votes Backpacker
  • Baan Cafe Nature Resort

    Baan Cafe Nature Resort

    Good back up

    277 Moo 1, Soppong
    T: (053) 617 7081;

    Just on the edge of town on the way out to Mae Hong Song, Cafe Nature Resort is still only a short walk from the market and bus stop area. Not sure if this one is a cafe with rooms attached or a ... Read the full review of Baan Cafe Nature Resort.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
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    Rock Garden

    Soppong's plushest resort

    Just out of Soppong towards Mae Hon Song
    T: (053) 617 133;

    Soppong's newest and most upmarket spot is situated just out of town on the road to Mae Hon Song. It was still under construction when we passed by in mid-2009, though three chalets were already ... Read the full review of Rock Garden.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Lemon Hill House

    Lemon Hill House

    Useful if you're on a tight budget

    Centre of the village opposite the bus stop, Soppong
    T: (053) 617 213; F: (053) 617 039

    An old favourite but way past its best these days, Lemonhill is still worth mentioning by virtue of it being the cheapest riverside accommodation in town -- if you can find someone to check you in, ... Read the full review of Lemon Hill House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Tham Lod

Ban Tham Lod is a charming and very peaceful Shan village close to the famous cave of the same name. It's only 13 km from Soppong, so it's easily doable in a half day, though there is accommodation in the form of the long standing and well known cave Lodge on the edge of the village. The road is now sealed and makes for a slightly bumpy but scenic drive through mostly teak forests with hill tribe villages close by. There is no public transport, so if you do not have your own transport you would have to phone Cave Lodge to organise a pick up or try to find a motorbike taxi in the village.

  • Cave Lodge

    Cave Lodge

    Activity centre with great budget accommodation

    15 Moo 1 Pang Mapa
    T: (053) 617 203;

    Established in 1984 by an Australian man and his Shan wife, Cave Lodge has a wide variety of accommodation options, from dormitory beds through to small bungalows with no attached bathroom to larger ... Read the full review of Cave Lodge.

    4 stars Under 600B 9 votes Backpacker

Ban Nong Thong

A fairly large and prosperous (that is, more concrete than teak or bamboo) Lisu village, Ban Nong Thong is just out of Soppong Village. Walk around 500m towards MHS, turn left, and it's up that road another 500m or so. It's not one of the more attractive hill tribe villages around but locals are friendly enough and there's a small village shop where you can buy a canned drink and while away a bit of time with the very friendly Alema, the shopkeeper. At the top of the village is the Lisu Homestay.

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    Lisu Homestay

    Meet locals, learn handicrafts

    (089) 998 4886;(085) 721 15785

    Lisu Homestay is an interesting spot, hidden away at the top of Nong Thong village, a short walk from 'downtown' Soppong, and run by an enterprising Lisu/American couple. Basic but comfortable ... Read the full review of Lisu Homestay.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Ban Nam Rin

Ban Nam Rin, a large, but still fairly traditional Lisu village, lies just off the main road some 8 km from Soppong, back towards Pai. (Buses will drop you off at the entrance to the village.) Not really a lot happens in the village, apart from the very agreeable Lisu Lodge, but it is well situated for plenty of good hikes in the surrounding hills.

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    Lisu Lodge

    Recommended for hikers

    Ban Nam Rin
    T: (083) 582 4496;

    Lisu Lodge is a very pleasant little guesthouse with some fair chalets set in a well kept garden. It is quite a walk right through the village to reach the guesthouse, situated on the hill on the far ... Read the full review of Lisu Lodge.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker


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