As we can travel again within the country, let’s get some fresh air and greenery views at Pai city! This little town and it’s surrounding area are beautiful, it’s lay-back atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing week end with friends, it’s people are super friendly, plus businesses there are also struggling, so it’s the right time to help one another, for whoever can.
Pai seems to exist in its own time zone, and one of the most famous activities to do there is to learn not to do anything! Apart from this great activity, there’s a lot of places and things to do in Pai, plan to stay at least 3 nights to really get the essence of the town.
Must Do Visits in Pai:
1/ Explore Pai Canyon: it covers a large area with some brilliant views and fun hikes. Some of the paths can be skinny and sketchy, so make sure you wear good shoes. It is also a nice place to watch the sunset.
2/ Tub Down the River: it’s probably the only place in Northern Thailand where you can go tubing. Just rent a tube from one of the tour companies and they will take you there. From up river you push yourself into the water, then you kick back and let the current take you back to town. It takes about one hour and can be very fun and refreshing.
3/ Visit the Santichon Chinese Village: you can rent a motorbike in town and drive there by yourself. The Santichon Village is an ethnic-minority Chinese Yunnan village founded by Chinese people who migrated to Thailand a long time ago. Five hundred meters on top of the Santichon village, there is a typical Yunnan cuisine restaurant. Don’t miss this delicious stop and taste their famous braised pork leg with fried Chinese buns and the Yunnan salad.
4/ Walk the endless Bamboo Bridge: it was built to connect Pam Bok village with the nearby Huay Khai Khiri House of Priests and spans 815 meters across rice paddy fields. 5/ Watch the sunset from the White Buddha temple: set on a hill two kilometre from town, Wat Phra That Mae Yen offers panoramic views of Pai, its luscious green countryside and is where to catch a magnificent sunset. There are so many other activities to enjoy in Pai: just lay-back and enjoy the moment! But remember: the road to Pai can be a little complicated, so if you are not a driver with experience, just take a bus and rent a motorbike there. Also, during the rainy season, avoid visiting the caves.