Last updated: 23 February 2015 (B.E. 2558)

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Conveniently located at latitude N 19 31.01 by longitude E 98 15.02 in Pang Mapha District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. 

Visit the links below for more about Soppong and our Inn:

About us
Some pictures and information about our Seven Elephants Café and our accommodations.

About Soppong
Where it is and lots of information about Soppong (Pang Mapha district) and our corner of Mae Hong Son province. Current weather and forecast here too.

The Nests
The newest additions to our collection - our most comfortable and nicely furnished air conditioned accommodation.

Champa Room
Located adjacent to our deck, with space, comfort and air conditioning.

Leelawadi Cottage
A cozy two-storey cottage overlooking the river.

River Rim Cottage
Very open and simply natural - perched 10 metres above the river with your own private terrace.

Rice Hut
Styled after the rice barns in Northern Thailand.

Bamboo Rooms
Taking design cues from local Shan style...very comfy and right on the deck.

The Baan
Very private with an authentic northern Thai house experience. Perfect for a family.

Where is Soppong anyway? We also included some good detailed satellite maps for a bird's eye view of the area.

Contact Us

If you're just visiting and want to know more about Soppong, or would like to make a booking to stay with us, please let us know.

Or you can phone us at +66 53 617 107 or +66 81 250 8425.


The Lang River...straight ahead...through the gates...

Through the

Ricefields near Soppong

More rice fields in the vicinity of Soppong.

View of the river in

Upstream view of the Lang River from The Deck.


This year, both Lahu New Year and Lisu New Year 2015 happen within a few days of one another, which is sort of unusual. The best part is that if you are in the area, you can enjoy being part of both of them. The villagers dress in their finest traditional clothing, and this is the only time when you can see the Lisu women dressed in all their silver and amazing headdresses. Both the Lahu and Lisu people have ceremonies and traditional dancing beginning during the day and running almost all night. Visitors are always welcomed, and you might find yourself being invited into one of the ring dances. We will be visiting both, and if you are staying with us, you are welcome to join us.

Lahu New Year 2015 was 15-18 February, and Lisu New Year was 18-20 February. There will be a big closing celebration with multiple Lisu villages participating on 23 - 24 February at Nong Tong village, aboout 1 km from us. If you want to see and be part of Lisu New Year, this would be a very good experience and everyone is invited to join in. Some quick videos:

Lisu New Year dancing in Nong Tong Village (about 1km from our Inn)

Lahu New Year dancing

Lahu New Year

Lisu kids at Nong Tong village – from the night of 18 February

We have a new restaurant in Soppong serving some very nice, authentic Thai food. Busaba Restaurant just opened with some tasy homemade Thai dishes. Busaba is a former chef at our Seven Elephants Cafe, and many of her fresh veggies come from her own organic garden. It's in a nice, quiet setting along the main road, up some steps on a small hill with views over Soppong.

Tripadvisor has awarded us with their 2014 Certificate of Excellence. That's two years in a row now. Only the top 10% of properties reviewed receive this award, so everyone at Soppong River Inn was happy to receive this news. And we are all so very grateful that our guests who reviewed us were pleased with our accommodations, food and service, and helped us win this award. Thank you!

We were pleased to see that Lonely Planet gave us their "Top Choice" notation for Soppong in their latest edition. Their review goes on to say "Set among lush gardens with winding paths, the rooms have heaps of character and are all slightly different".

Soppong finally has motorbike rentals again, with the new Castrol Bike Point shop renting out Honda Waves for 200 baht/day. The shop is located about 150 metres from our entrance.

One of our guests posted loads of photos of views around the Inn and our gardens, along our stretch of the Lang River and around Soppong. You can view his blog page here. It's in Thai language, but you can still look at the photos!

Due to various WAN and WiFi problems we were having, we have just completed an overhaul of our WiFi network and internet connection. We now have a fibre internet connection and have installed high-powered Ubiquity WiFi access points. If you are not a geek, that just means that our free internet access is now faster and you will have a good signal in every room or anywhere on our property.

Lisu Girl in

A Lisu girl from Nong Tong village (a short walk up the hill from the Inn), dressed in her finest New Years clothes. Photo courtesy of our friend Mark Harrison, who took the photo of her in our garden.