Early this month, a few of us from NSS spent 7 days at Pang Mapha district, Mae Hon Son province, Thailand.We took a Silkair flight to Chiang Mai, rented a 4WD and a generator and drove about 5 hours on highway 1095. We stayed 3 days at Soppong River Inn and 4 days at Cave Lodge, both offer cheap and clean room with fantastic view and great home cook food.
I have lots of butterfly lifers as many of the butterflies in northern Thailand are either not found in Peninsula Malaysia or are of different subspecies. We set up our moth light at Cave Lodge and got quite a decent amount of moths though not as many as in Fraser’s Hill. All in all it has been a very fruitful exploratory trip. We will definitely be back next year.
Here goes the photos ..
Lunch menu and the house special dragon fruit ice sorbet.
Enjoying a Thai meal
A very large lounge outside our rooms
While at Soppong River Inn, we met Aaron Kwok (one of the Cantopop Four Heavenly King). He was there for a UNICEF program to help underprivileged kids from the villages. He stayed just next to our room and was kind enough to pose for a photo with us. This is definitely our ‘catch of the trip’ !