When talking about food, there are many delicious local foods you must try when travelling to Maesot.
A local dessert of the Thai Yai people, this famous dessert is one that you should try and bring back home. It is made out of flour, sugar, coconut milk then it is mixed together creating its own special flavor. It can be found in many markets in Maesot city.
Khao Soi, Pa Tui
An old restaurant that sells local northern food called “Khao Soi Kai”, it serves this dish up with a secret recipe which makes it more special. Its aroma of herbs and fresh ingredients made Khao Soi Khai more divine than anywhere else.
Khao kan Chin
A local food of the Thai Yai people, it is also called “Khao Ngeaw”. Made from rice mixed with pork blood, salt and minced pork, then steamed in hot water. It is served with crispy pork, fried-red onion, fried-chilly and fried-garlic. This is such an incredible dish for you to try.
A snack influenced by a Myanmar snack, it is also called “Kabong”. In Myanmar this means pumpkin and “Jo” in Myanmar means fried. This snack is made out of fried-mixed veggies including papaya, calabash, and sprouts and is served with a dipping sauce.
Chicken Curry (Kang Aoub Kai)
Aoub kai or Aook kai is a Thai Yai local food that is made out of steamed chicken with Thai herb such as chili, onion, garlic and ginger. Suitable for eating with Steamed rice.
Hang-le or Hin-le is a Thai curry dish with sour and salty flavors. It’s origin is from Myanmar and is very popular in northern Thailand. The mix of pork with Thai spices makes Hang-le curry very delicious.
Jackfruit with Thai paste (Tam Ba noon)
Tam Ba noon is a local Lanna food. Whoever comes to visit northern Thailand shouldn’t forget to try this local favorite. It is made from boiled jackfruit mixed with Thai spices and then stir-fried. Served with a variety of veggies, fried-garlic and fried-chilly.
Rimmoei market is a well-known tourist attraction in Maesot district. This market is located close to the Moei river in front of Myawaddy city, Myanmar. There are many products sold at low prices to discover here.
1. Electronic accessories
There are many electronic machines sold in stores at Maesot. Choose from Bluetooth
speakers, hair dryers, clocks and lights.
2. Wood carvings
Wood carvings are one of the popular souvenirs for tourists to buy. There are many kinds of wood carving products sold here.
A leather bag is a favorite item for tourists. There are many kinds of leather bags to tourists to select.
Clothes are the most popular souvenir in Maesot because it can remind tourists about their visit to Maesot district.
One of the most popular souvenirs at Rimmoei market, accessories have a unique beauty and are finely processed. Choose from rings, bracelets, and necklaces.
Tanaka is a popular beauty makeup product and is also known as “Myanmar powder.” It is the most famous souvenir for tourists. Beauty items include lotions, powders and many
7. Car accessories
Car accessories are one of the most famous items for tourists to purchase. There are many different kinds of car accessories offered at affordable prices.
Rimmoei is the source of toys from China. Balls, Legos, car models and many other toys can be found at Rimmoei market.
A pottery item at Rimmoei, is one of the cheapest priced product that tourists take home
with them. Home decorations such as vases, plates, sculptures and many other items can be a good addition to your home.
When talking about snacks, there are many kinds of snacks for tourists to take home as a souvenir. The snacks are imported from many countries, namely China, Myanmar and as well as other parts of Thailand.
The wide range of art, cultural and historic destinations in Maesot district are evidence to the city’s broad history. All historical sites are absolutely essential for Thai people and really attractive to those who love learning about history. All the art in these historical sites were influenced by Thai and Myanmar culture.
Wat Chompol Khiri
Wat Chompol Khiri is located in Maesot district, Tak province. It is an ancient temple built
200 years ago. In the beginning, it’s original name was called “Wat Klang” and it was
constructed in B.E. 2314. Inside the temple is a home that simulates the Shewedagon
Pagoda in Myanmar. The building is surrounded by 20 white pagodas and has become an essential historical site in Maesot for visitors to pay respect and make merit.
The Shrine of Phawo
A sanctuary site of Maesot district, visitors pay respect to the Karen warrior who was
believed to protect the surrounding land. They believed that Phawo will give great things
and bring luck to whoever comes to worship.
Wat Thai Wattanaram
A golden temple influenced by a Myanmar temple,“Wat Mae Dao Ngeaw” or “Wat Thai Yai” was it’s original name but was later changed to be called “Wat Thai Wattanaram”. This temple was built in B.E.2400. The inside pagoda is surrounded by stunning constructions including the “Golden sanctuary” that was inspired by Myanmar art. Once you step inside, you can see the enshrined reclining Buddha which is 40 metres long. This temple have become a historical site for all visitors.
Wat Thai Samakkhi
Wat Thai Samakkhi is a temple located in Maesot – Mae ramad road which is 7 kilometres from Maesot district. Inside the temple is the enshrined “Phrachao Tanchai” which many believe will bring them great things and luck into their life.
Wat Manee Paison
A rich Myanmar architectural styled temple named “Wat Manee Paison”, it is situated in
downtown Maesot district. The temple is surrounded by many small pagodas. Moreover, it is also home to another historical sanctuary site.
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