Ban Santichon

Village in Pai

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 viewpoint can make parts of Ban Santichon seem like a Chinese-themed Disneyland. But get past these and you'll find a living, breathing Chinese village, one well worth exploring. Located about 4km west of Pai.