In recent years the small town has started to resemble something of a Thai island getaway – without the beaches. It is a dream destination for many travelers but its popularity has yet to negatively impact its beauty. There’s heaps of quiet accommodation outside the main drag, a host of natural, lazy activities to keep visitors entertained, and a vibrant art and music scene. The town’s Shan roots can still be seen in its temples, quiet backstreets and fun afternoon market.