Exploring Northern Thailand “Baan Rak Thai” in Mae hong son

Baan Rak Thai Mae Hong son
Rak Thai Village

Rak Thai Village is situated in the remote region of Mae Hong Son, near the Thai-Myanmar border. It is part of the Pang Mapha district and is approximately 40 kilometers from the town of Mae Hong Son. The village is perched at an elevation of around 1,400 meters above sea level, providing a cool and refreshing escape from the lowland heat.

Rak Thai Village was originally founded by Chinese Nationalist soldiers who fled China after the Chinese Civil War and the Communist takeover in the mid-20th century. The name “Rak Thai” translates to “Love Thailand,” reflecting the loyalty of the Chinese soldiers to their new homeland.

While in Rak Thai, visitors can participate in various local activities, such as hiking through the surrounding hills, visiting nearby waterfalls, and interacting with the friendly local community. The village is an excellent base for exploring the untouched natural beauty of Mae Hong Son province.

Rak Thai Village is a hidden gem in Mae Hong Son, offering a rich cultural experience, stunning landscapes, and a chance to witness the harmonious coexistence of Thai and Chinese heritage. It is a perfect destination for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure and a glimpse into a unique, cross-cultural way of life.