Photo: Wat Jong Kham, Mae Hong Son.

Mae Hong Son Living Museum

Our rating:

We went in here sceptical and came out thoroughly enthused.


Photo of Mae Hong Son Living Museum

Set in a two storey teak house on Singhanat Bamrung Rd, the Mae Hong Son Living Museum is a small but well laid out museum -- it’s more of an exhibition really -- which shows all things Mae Hong Son by means of mostly photographs covering culture, ethnic groups, history and architecture, and points out many remaining old buildings around town of note.

Some of the buildings that still stand today are just, say, hardware stores or private houses and you’d never imagine the history behind them, so it is terrific to see the museum creating a valuable resource for visitors wanting to learn a little more about what they’re walking around.

The displays here are truly fascinating and we strongly recommend grabbing one of their excellent brochures and maps, from which you can work out your own walking or bicycle tour of town.

Why doesn’t every Thai town have this?!


Mae Hong Son Living Museum
Singhanat Bamrung Rd, Mae Hong Son
Mon-Sat, 08:30-16:30
T: (053) 611 944 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mae-Hong-Son-Living-Museum/466993213362403

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