Located on the outskirt of Mae Sot Town and set within expansive gardens, Centra by Centara Hotel Mae Sot is only a 10-minute drive from Mae Sot Airport and 15 minutes away from the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge that connects the two countries. Available upon request, the hotel shuttle will whisk guests to Mae Sot Town and the Rim Moei Market, the latter being a short distance away from the Thai-Myanmar border and the River Moei.
Centra by Centara Hotel Mae Sot is a great base from where to enjoy the region’s natural attractions, hike and trek through Tak’s mountainous terrain and enjoy adventure-centric activities. The Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary, Thung Yai Naresuan National Park, Huay Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary and Khlong Lan and Mae Wong National Parks are interlinked and together form a vast, unspoiled natural forest.
The province cultural mix is unique and contrasts with other parts of Thailand, with strong Karen and Burmese cultural influences and varied settlements throughout the west and north of the province including Hmong, Lisu, Musoe and Karen settlements.
Tham Mae Usu
Reached within half an hour from the resort by road, Tham Mae Usu, Thailand’s longest cave, flanks the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Set within the Mae Moei National Park and home to stunning stalactites and stalagmites, the cave has a gigantic hollow rock to the west where scenic views can be enjoyed. The most stunning scene can be found deep inside the cave where an opening in the roof lets in streams of golden light. The cave cannot be accessed during the raining season because of the high level of water in the creek that lies before the entrance to the cave.
Pha Chareon Waterfall
Reached within one hour by road from the resort, Nam Tok Pha Charoen National Park presents a mountainous terrain with dense, unspoiled forests. Highlights of any visit to the National Park include contemplating the sea of fog covering the neighbouring valleys from the view point, and the Pha Charoen Waterfall. The 97-step limestone waterfall truly is picture-perfect, and makes for a great place where to enjoy relaxing moments and cool dips in one of the many pools.
The bridge that connects Thailand to Myanmar known as the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is a short 15-minute drive away. Myawaddy is small enough to be explored by foot or bicycle rickshaw, making it convenient to visit its temples and places of interest. Set on the back of a gigantic crocodile statue, the Crocodile Temple is an unusual sight, while the town’s Golden Pagoda, with its numerous Buddha images including a replica of the golden Buddha image of Mahamuni temple in Mandalay, is a more-revered temple. Myawaddy also has a lively market, and venturing out to the nearby hills allows visitors to catch a glimpse of authentic Myanmar.