Where is the Pai of 10 years ago?
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2013 9:11 PM Last Post By: SoloHobo
Apr 15, 2012 10:00 PM
Where is the Pai of 10 years ago?I was in Pai in the early 2000's and found it lovely. I have since heard that it's grown a bit, yoga places, traffic lights, the full bit........anyways, was just wondering if any of you have any other favorite northern mountain towns. We are looking for quiet, misty views, hiking, and a place with at least a few sleeping options, that kind of stuff. Also scouting out a possible temple for a two person wedding ceremony, so any ideas on that would be a plus. Thanks again!
Apr 15, 2012 10:45 PM
Progress! It's gone the way of so many small places. Blame the bloody tourists and their big mouths!
Moved down the highway a bit to PangMapha - but you'll have to be quick! Or keep going right through MHS and stop at Khun Yuam - mists, village stays, hiking, unmade roads, places to eat and drink, but very off-the-track (for now - come back in 10 years for a dose of same-same!)
Apr 15, 2012 11:19 PM
Apr 15, 2012 11:27 PM
3^ Good suggestion, but when OP said Northern Thailand I really did think north north (well, north west).
Apr 15, 2012 11:31 PM
Apr 15, 2012 11:40 PM
Apr 16, 2012 12:51 AM
6a two person wedding ceremony
I hope that you know that the ceremony isn't a 'legal" marriage. Better to do the legal side in your own country. Getting married in Thailand is a pain for a foreigner ( been there done that ).
Apr 16, 2012 2:08 AM
7I done a trip to Pie from Chiang Mai on my bike about 6 months ago .I liked it better now than when i was last there maybe 3 years ago ,and 8 years ago .
Apr 16, 2012 2:13 AM
8Agreed that Pai is just not interesting anymore. Too many tourists selling all sorts of junk on the roads. It's overgrown. Etc.
If you want to get off the beaten track, you need your own transport. Hard to explore via public transportation. It's just too limiting.
Lots of places around there that are fun to check out. Try Tha Ton.
Apr 16, 2012 2:21 AM
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Apr 16, 2012 9:36 AM
Apr 16, 2012 9:38 AM
13Pai is still nice during the rainy season where everyone in that scene goes to Koh Pan Gnan. It's a bit crowded during the wet season.
You could check out parts of Nan province. Not many people go there and there is some good nature activity. But, giving a specific town would be too easy for you. Get out and explore! :)
Apr 16, 2012 9:39 AM
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