Religious in Mae Hong Son

Jong Para Festival

An important local event, this festival is held towards the end of the Buddhist Rains Retreat around October – it’s three days before the full moon of the 11th lunar month, so it varies from year to year. The festiv…
Religious in Mae Hong Son

Poi Sang Long Festival

Wat Jong Klang and Wat Jong Kham are the focal point of this March festival, where young Shan boys are ordained as novice monks in the ceremony known as boòat lôok gâaou. As part of the Shan custom, the boys are dre…
Cultural in Mae Hong Son

Loi Krathong

During this national holiday in November – usually celebrated by floating grà·tong (small lotus floats) on the nearest pond, lake or river – Mae Hong Son residents launch balloons called grà·tong sà·wãn (heaven grà·…