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. A scenic stream flows through the park, which mixes with the hot springs in places to make pleasant bathing areas. The wate…
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.
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 tasting, pony rides, a tacky recreation of the Great Wall of China and mountaintop viewpoin…
Viewpoint in Pai

Ban Santichon Viewpoint

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 …
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 …
Mosque in Pai

Al-Israa Mosque

Buddhist Temple in Pai

Wat Klang

Buddhist Temple in Pai

Wat Pakham