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Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu, Wat Muay Thor & Wat Kam Kor

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The hill-top temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu is better known for its splendid views over the surrounding area rather than the actual architecture itself.

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This is another Shan/Burmese-style temple dating to the mid-19th century and houses a pair of white painted chedis containing the ashes of prestigious Shan monks. If you include viewpoints to the rear of the small hill, by the temple car-park, then you have pretty much a 360-degree vistas so this is a great spot for either an early morning or late afternoon visit.

A pleasant wander. Photo taken in or around Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu, Wat Muay Thor & Wat Kam Kor , Mae Hong Son, Thailand by Mark Ord.

A pleasant wander. Photo: Mark Ord

In winter months morning views may well include an atmospheric cloaking of mist over Mae Hong Son below while at the end of the day you can see the sun setting behind the Burmese mountains to the west. The cooler months of November to January represent the best chance to see the spectacular sea of fog effect while sunset skies will be at their most photogenic during dry, rainy season afternoons when skies are blue and haze free and yet a few clouds may be around to add some drama to ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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