The district Mueang Chaem was created in 1908, consisting of the tambon Mae Thap,Tha Pha, Chang Khoeng and Mae Suek split off from Chom Thong. In 1917 it was renamed to Chang Khoeng, as the district office was located in that tambon. In 1938 it was reduced to a minor district (King Amphoe) and was a subordinate of Chom Thong district. 1939 it was renamed to Mae Chaem. In 1956 it was upgraded to a full district.
How to get there:
Take the Hang Dong turnoff and drive towards Doi Inthanon. When you are about 40 kilometres up the tallest mountain in Thailand and you see the second check point take the immediate left. You will then descend down a very steep hill (carefully) into Mae Chaem, passing the Navasoung Resort on your way. It is about a two and a half hour drive.