Well known among backpackers for its relaxed atmosphere, the town is full of cheap guest houses, souvenir shops and restaurants. In the proximity of the town are spas and elephant camps. Further outside of town, there are several waterfalls and a number of natural hot springs varying in temperature from 35 to 200 degrees Celsius. Some resorts tap the hot springs and feed hot water into private bungalows and public pools. The whole of Mae Hee village profits from free hot water.