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Mae Hong Son Living Museum

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The Mae Hong Son Living Museum is a splendid initiative set up to highlight and as much as possible protect the town’s cultural and architectural heritage.

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While great in theory, certain similar projects in other northern Thai cities can be a bit half-baked so while we did enter slightly sceptical, in this case, we came out thoroughly enthused. Some say it’s a defence against Pai’s dark arts of crass commercialism and rapid development, although to be realistic Mae Hong Son can’t blame tourism for the regular demolition of some of its older buildings to make way for new bank branches or air-con minimarts.

Don’t miss the Shan style 7-eleven opposite. Photo taken in or around Mae Hong Son Living Museum, Mae Hong Son, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Don’t miss the Shan style 7-eleven opposite. Photo: Mark Ord

Even hard-wearing teak has a limit to its shelf life and such historical buildings require considerable money and effort to preserve which isn’t always easy in the case of privately owned ones or one where, for instance, a family is trying to run a small business. Help is needed, so any project that does so is a start and even just making people aware of the problem and displaying the town’s cultural heritage to locals—as much as visitors—is a worthy ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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