Thepanom Hot Springs is not far from Mae Chem. It is a remote place and not easy to get to. If you draw a line on the map, it seems only about 85 kilometers from Chiang Mai, but we actually drove there from Chiang Mai up and down Doi Inthanon. If you love narrow winding mountain roads with breathtaking views then maybe the drive is for you and you may want to extend it even further and do the The Mae Hon Son Loop. If you are interested, the Mae Hon Son Loop is what I would classify as one of our Explorer Tours and subject to substantial discounts. If you prefer the city life, then this journey is definitely not for you.
This is not something that I would travel the world to see but if you are passing and wish to boil some eggs for breakfast then a definite maybe as there is always plenty of water on the boil.
It is not a generally well known locations and the Thai Tourism Authority does not list is as one on the hot springs in Thailand, however it does list one other hot spring near Chiang Mai which is the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs.
Got a cold? You can also clear your nostrils here with the sulphur laden steam.
There are cabins for an overnight stay. Clean and low cost but definitely not 5 star.
I will let the pictures below speak for themselves. If you realy have a thing for hot springs, we are willing to take you there but we have no plans on adding it to any recommended tours.
Thepanom Hot Springs Image Gallery
Below are a few photos from our visit in November 2013. Click on any image to enlarge it and see a description of the image.