Dining and Shopping

Along Khunlumprapas street, which runs north-south through the center of town, is where you'll find many of the city's restaurants and shops. In the evening, the street is also lined with additional vendors selling mostly hill-tribe products.


Most restaurants catering to tourists are found along Khunlumprapas street and on the west side of the lake. Most restaurants offer good Thai food in simple surroundings. The hotel coffee shops offer western dishes. On Khunlumprapas street is San Tropez, which serves good home-made pizza and other italian fare. Far down Khunlumprapas street is Fern Restaurant, a large shack in a jungle setting.


Mae Hong Son's 'night bazaar' is no comparison to its much bigger neighbor Chiang Mai. There are a few interesting souvenir shops along Khunlumprapas street near the center of town, but our favorite shop would probably be best described as a 'junk' shop, with old clocks, temple urns, and assorted other useless but charming bric-a-brac. Further down Khunlumprapas street, in the Mountain Inn hotel, is the official outlet of the government's 'one village one product' (OTOP) program.