The owner of a property to the north of Mae Hong Son has discovered supposedly health-giving mud on his land and you can now share the benefits at the temptingly named Phu Klon mud spa.
It is not clear exactly where the mud itself comes from, as it is found only in large terracotta pots beside a large natural hot spring pool. There’s a prominent sales shop with a wide range of mud and mineral derived beauty and massage products and they also offer a wide range of spa and massage treatments on site.
A full mud spa package lasts 90 minutes and costs 1,200 baht, or have a mud face mask, lasting 15 minutes, for 80 baht -- other muddy treatments are also available. There is also a cafe on site.
How to get there
Take the road north out of Mae Hong Son and turn off left on the Ban Rak Thai road. The mud spa is well signposted.
By Mark Ord.