Thailand's most north-western province is a crossroads for ethnic minorities Shan and Burmese immigrants. [Mostly Karen, Hmong, Lisu and Lahu] Travelling by car will be more challenging and exciting for professional drivers [only], who enjoys the ride of adventures on the long winding road. You can be stop some of the attractions along the way.
Mae Hong Son is located 924 kilometres from Bangkok. Drive from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and then choose the following routes to Mae Hong Son
Southern Route [Highway No.108 via Mae Sa Riang] Chiang Mai - Hod - Mae Sa Riang - Khun Yuam - Mae Hong Son
Along highway No.108 leave from Chiangmai by southern route through Hang ong, Sa Patong, Chom Thong, Hod across Maehongson's border to Mae Sariang, Mae La Noi, Khun Yuam to Maehongson.The total distances is 360 kms. The winding road along the slope hill that take about 8 hours.
Northern Route [Highway No.1095 via Pai] Chiang Mai - Pai - Pang Ma Pha [ Soppong ] - Mae Hong Son
Go on the highway No.107 first, ahead to Mae Rim til Ban Mae Malai. And then turn left to Pai on highway No.1095 and start to sing a song "The Long and winding road" through Pang Mha Pha until Mae Hong Son. The total distances is 245 kms., take about 6 hrs.