On the surface, Mae Sariang’s main attraction is its serene location on the Yuam River’s banks. Visitors can easily explore Mae Sariang’s ancient temples, teak wooden shophouses and markets on foot or by bicycle. A lake also named Mae Sariang is another popular strolling and cycling spot.
MAE SARIANG MARKETS
There are quite a few markets in Mae Sariang considering the district’s relatively small population. The Sunday Walking Street market sells snacks and locally grown produce at Wiang Mai Road’s lower section, while another evening market is set up near the Mae Sariang district office each Friday. Mae Sariang’s biggest market, however, takes place along Mae Hong Son Road on Saturday mornings. There are also smaller street markets on Monday and Wednesday nights.
MAE SARIANG TEMPLES
Each of central Mae Sariang’s four corners contains a special temple. These four temples are collectively known as the Phra That Sii Chom. Wat Phra That Chom Chaeng stands at the meeting point of routes 105 and 108, while Wat Phra That Chom Thong’s large hillside sitting Buddha image can be seen for several kilometres. Local artists painted the Buddha murals inside Wat Phra That Chom Mon, where a festival takes place each July. Another festival is held at Wat Pra That Chom Gitti around June.
MAE UM LONG LUANG HOT SPRINGS
Visitors must provide their own transportation and towels when visiting the two Mae Um Long Luang Hot Springs. The springs are located on a hill near a bamboo bridge. Snacks, drinks, sleeping cabins, and a scenic picnic spot are all available at Mae Um Long Luang Hot Springs. Visitors can even purchase and heat up eggs in the hot springs. It takes about 15 to 30 minutes for the eggs to be warm enough to eat.
Mae Um Long Luang Hot Springs: A. Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son 58130 | Map