Attractions

Village in Pai

Ban Santichon

It’s a living, breathing Chinese village, but the cheesy photo ops, piped-in music, restaurants serving Yunnanese food, tea tastings, pony rides, tacky re-creation of the Great Wall of China and mountaintop viewpoin…
Hot Springs in Pai

Tha Pai Hot Springs

Across Mae Nam Pai and 7km southeast of town via a paved road is this well-kept local park. Through it flows a scenic stream, which mixes with the hot springs in places to make pleasant bathing areas. The water is a…
Viewpoint in Pai

Ban Santichon Viewpoint

A viewpoint at the Chinese village of Ban Santichon.
Waterfall in Pai

Nam Tok Mo Paeng

Nam Tok Mo Paeng has a couple of pools that are suitable for swimming. The waterfall is about 8km from Pai along the road that also leads to Wat Nam Hoo – it's a long walk, but it's suitable for a bike ride or short…
Waterfall in Pai

Nam Tok Mae Yen

Nam Tok Mae Yen is worth a visit, particularly after the rainy season (October to early December). It's a couple of hours’ walk down the rough road east of Pai, just after the turn-off to Fluid.
Waterfall in Pai

Nam Tok Pembok

Nam Tok Pembok is worth a visit, particularly after the rainy season (October to early December). It's about 8km from Pai, just off the road to Chiang Mai.
Buddhist Temple in Pai

Wat Phra That Mae Yen

This temple sits atop a hill and has good views overlooking the valley. To get there, walk 1km east from the main intersection in town to get to the stairs (353 steps) that lead to the top. Or, if you’ve got wheels,…
Buddhist Temple in Pai

Wat Nam Hoo

Wat Nam Hoo is about 2km west of Pai and houses a sacred Buddha image said to have once emitted holy water from its head. The place is popular with visiting Thais and there’s a small market on the grounds.
Landmark in Pai

Memorial Bridge

To us it may look like an antiquated bridge, but to the thousands of Thais who stop here during the tourist season it’s one of several crucial photo ops along the ‘762 curves’ to Pai. Located 9km from Pai along the …
Nature Reserve in Pai

Pai Canyon

Located 8km from Pai along the road to Chiang Mai, a paved stairway here culminates in an elevated lookout over high rock cliffs and the Pai valley. The latter can be followed by a dirt trail, but lacking shade, is …