the links below for more about Soppong and our Inn:
Some pictures and information about our Seven
Elephants Café and our accommodations.
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 newest additions to our collection - our
most comfortable and nicely furnished air conditioned accommodation.
Located adjacent to our deck, with space,
comfort and air conditioning.
A cozy two-storey cottage overlooking the
Very open and simply natural - perched 10
metres above the river with your own private terrace.
Styled after the rice barns in Northern
Taking design cues from local Shan
style...very comfy and right on the deck.
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.
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
Or you can phone us at
+66 53 617 107 or +66 81 250 8425.
The Lang River...straight ahead...through the gates...
More rice fields in the vicinity of Soppong.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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 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.