The name Mae Jaem evokes a romantic Shangri-La like image in many Thais' minds.
There are reasons for this. One is geography. The other is its lively traditional culture that seems to be almost frozen in time, thanks to its long isolation from modern influence.
Mae Jaem is nestled in a lush green valley surrounded by high mountains and evergreen forests on Doi Inthanon, the country's highest mountain in Chiang Mai province.
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