Mae Aw



Mae Aw

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Situated in the mountains near the Myanmar border, Mae Aw is a remote settlement built by members of the Kuo mintang, or KMT. Apart from superb views, the village offers an intriguing insight into life in an isolated border village. But fighting still sometimes breaks out between rival factions over control of the local opium trade, following the overthrow of Khun Sa in 1996.

The best way to get to Mae Aw is with a tour from Mae Hong Son or by jeep. Before you come, check with the local tourist information office that there is no fighting in the area.

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