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Culture & Religion  

Beautiful scenery, hilltribe culture, fascinating local festivals and many unique sites surround Mae Hong Son. Due to the fact that the province is bordered by Myanmar to the north and west, Burmese influence is a very strong and obviously reflects in Mae Hong Son's local architecture, customs, and handicrafts. Even the provincial capital's temples such as Phra That Doi Kong Mu Temple have Burmese influences.

Common to most other regions with the exception of the deep south, Buddhism is still accounts for the major portion of religious belief up to 77.72% in Mae Hong Son. Christianity makes up 18.54% of Christian, and Islam 1.47%. The other 2.27% falls into the variety of hilltribe cultures.






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