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What places to visit in Pai?

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What to see in Pai

People don't really come to Pai for its monuments, but for the nature and the mountain scenery. There are many interesting waterfalls, the nearest on is Mo Paeng Waterfall. Although they are not the most interesting ones in the region, there are a few temples in Pai city and outside the town. There is also a Chinese village and Lisu village.

Must-visit places in Pai

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Pai Canyon

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It's not a gigantic canyon but it is enough to impress those who have a bit dizzy and above all, it offers superb views of the surrounding mountains. This is one of the most popular places to watch sunsets in Pai (well, actually 8 kilometers from Pai to be precise).
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Pai Big Buddha

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This large white Buddha is very recent, it is located on a hill overlooking the Wat Phra That Mae Yen which is already somewhat high. The visit is interesting for the Big Buddha certainly but also for the temple. Ddo not expect to see one of the finest Big Buddhas in Thailand, it is modest in size and quality.
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Lod Cave

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This big system of caves is one of the must visits to do from Pai or Mae Hong Son in Northern Thailand. Besides the magnificent and impressive caves, it is the bamboo rafting part on their interior river which makes it a very nice and fun little adventure.
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Other nice places to visit in Pai

Wat Phra That Mae Yen

Wat Phra That Mae Yen

starstarstarstar at the top of a small hill, it offers a nice view on the surrounding
Wat Nam Hoo

Wat Nam Hoo

starstarstar which houses a highly venerated Buddha statue. The legend says water would have flowed from its head.
Mo Paeng Waterfall

Mo Paeng Waterfall

starstarstar the nearest waterfall in Pai. It is nothing spectacular but it is a good place to chill out and take a bath. This is also a good opportunity to discover the countryside around Pai.
Wat Klang

Wat Klang

starstar The most recognizable temple in Pai city with its golden chedi, it is especially interesting for its statues carved in massive tree trunks.
Wat Luang

Wat Luang

starstar this is one of two temples located in the city, it is quite simple with its typical wooden hall and white Shan style chedi.
Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

starstar The bridge dates from World War II and is no longer used. It is a memorial place where visitors usually stop before or after visiting the Pai Canyon which is not far away.

Other visits suggestions in Pai

  • Tha Pai Hot Spring
    In Huai Nam Dang National Park, 8 kilometres in the South of Pai, offer a number of bathtubs for visitors to bath in. The water is said to have strong therapeutic value.

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Chanthaboon Waterfront

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Phraya Nakhon Cave

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it is the highlight of any visit to the Sam Roi Yod National Park. This beautiful cave hosts a small Royal Pavilion which is often illuminated by a ray of light coming from the opening at the top...


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Ao Noi

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in the North, the beach is less pleasant but if you continue on the road you will come to a beach with fishing boats and on the right a little path in the mountain that takes you to a charming...


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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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emblematic temple of Lampang province, it is truly the place to visit here but it is about twenty kilometers away from Lampang City.


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