Su Tong Pae

Bamboo Bridge

About 20 minutes north of Mae Hong Son town. This 500 m. bamboo bridge, whose name means successful prayer. It was built in 2012 purportedly to link a hill-top temple to the village itself.

The bridge built by villagers with weaving bamboo strips and wooden pillar cross over rice field and Mae Sa Nga River from village to the temple when they do farming in the raining season.

su tong pae monk walk

The small Shan style temple on the low hill, known as Phu Sama, provides fine overviews of the bridge, aside from allowing monks direct access to the village (and vice versa), the main users are principally tourists.

su tong pae monk

The bridge makes for a great stop if you’re travelling under your own trip between Mae Hong Son – Soppong – Pai or along with a stop at the nearby mud spa and a peek at the seasonally impressive Pha Sua Waterfall.

su tong pae walk way to phu sa ma

The bridge also adds to the various sites between Mae Hong Son and Ban Rak Thai for a day tour, definitely merits a stop if you’re passing by. A very peaceful and excellent place for sunrise and sunset.

su tong pae merit

The monks go on an alms round every morning around 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. and carry bowls through this on the bamboo bridge to receive alms especially on the religious holidays. Let’s see and learn to know how to making the merit.

Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Su Thong Pae bamboo bridge is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and following;

  • Dress properly. (Knees and shoulders should be covered.)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings.
  • Be quiet.
  • Don’t point your feet to Buddha’s image.
  • Don’t hug or kiss
  • No smoking

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