Mae Hong Son - Pha Bong Hot Spring
Photo Gallery of Pha Bong Hot Spring in Thailand.
Chiang Mai, and it's close to the border between Thailand and Myanmar. It will take about 40 minutes from Chiang Mai by air (if my memory is correct. :D ).
Mae Hong Son is famous for Long Neck Tribe - Ban Nai Soi, the beautiful temples at the edge of a lake, Wat Chong Kham / What Chong Klang and the temple on top of a mountain, Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu reported on a different page.
Check out the Mae Hong Son top page for other spots.
They have a hot spring called Pha Bong Hot Spring about 11 kilometers to the south of the city.
How wonderful they have a hot spring. As a Japanese, I like it very much. :D
(I ever heard that Chiang Mai has hot springs as well. Bangkok has some also... ? )
Not so many pictures here but let's check out what the hot spring looks like with me. Here we go !
[Pha Bong] Let's go to Pha Bong Hot Spring !
|Now, we got to the hot spring, Pha Bong Hot Spring ! I thought the name
was Bourbon (whisky) not Pha Bong. I'm not drunken anyway. :D
It was pity when we visited there (long time ago, in 2004), it was raining. It's a very wide place. Now check around. Where is the hot spring ... ?
|After walking for a while in the wide place, you'll see a pond-like spot in the back. Oh, that is the hot spring, right ?
|Scenery on the way to the hot spring in the back.
|It shows Pha Bong Hot Spring.
|Now, we got there. This is like a big pond but a hot spring. Hmmm, there is no guest. Is this because it's raining or the season for hot springs in Thailand is different, not now ?
At first, I thought no guest was here but they were maybe in the bathing rooms.
I'm afraid I had not enough time to try the bathing rooms but still I'm very interested in what the rooms inside look like because not so many people in Thailand sit in hot water like Onsen in Japan.
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