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February 24, 2016

Pai Travel Guide – Experience the Magic

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Guide to Pai Thailand


What To Do In Pai Thailand

When I traveled from Chiang Mai to Pai, it was obvious that the vibe here was different from anywhere else I had been in Thailand. Pai is a sleepy, little town and is commonly referred to as an island town located in the mountains. Despite the reputation for being a hippie haven & somewhat Westernized, I found that there is something here for everyone, from backpackers to luxury globetrotters. My Pai travel guide has you all prepared to leave a part of your heart here, because I know I did.

What is Pai Thailand?

It is:


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& Magical (dare I say it…mystical?)

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Pai Travel Guide – What to do:


Explore the region by scooter

Renting scooters are roughly 200 Thai Baht ($6USD) for 24 hours.

First timer?

Ask who your renting from, like Aya, if they can give you a lesson. It’s quick to learn & if I can do it, so can you!

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Scooter is definitely the easiest way to get around to all the sites.

You can cruise to the caves, waterfalls, through Pai to Mae Hong Son, & even the beautiful rolling hills.

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If you don’t feel comfortable on a scooter, there are other transportation methods available.

Such as the Pai Bus & it will take you to all the main attractions!


Yes. Honestly. Sleep in. Eat well, drink well.

Pick a hammock. Bring a book or take a nap. Your choice.

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I spent a few nights on my porch at my hotel just relaxing & taking in the views.

& I didn’t feel bad about it one bit either….

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Pai Canyon

A beautiful area just on the outskirts of town that provides beautiful views of the countryside.

A popular spot to watch the sunrise and sunset.

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& if you feel a little “fluffy”, this is the perfect place to burn some k-cals so wear some comfy clothes, workout shoes, bring water and hike around!

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Check Out the Funky Cafes

Cute and quirky cafes are in abundance here in Pai and be sure to check them all out.

Coffee in Love

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Insanely popular amongst Chinese Tourists

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Love Strawberry Pai

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Stopped here for lunch.

It consisted of coffee and a brownie. Real healthy, I know…

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The Container

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Great spot to post up shop, sit in the birdcage-like hanging chairs & read a book.

Charlie & Lek

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Hands down: best iced coffee I had while in Thailand.

Beware: it’s sweet. Ask for less condensed milk. You’ll thank me for it.

The Land Split

A 20-meter fault line resulted from an earthquake in 2011. 

The earthquake was an after shock from the 2004 Tsunami. 7. Years. Later.

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The best part of the Land Split?

The owner shares his bounty from the farm he lives on.

Healthy snacks and delicious wine. Be sure to leave a donation!

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Pam Bok Waterfall

The weather in Pai was warm & temperate.

However, it was winter when I went… so the water was freezing!

Should’ve gone to the hot springs

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Wat Phra That Mae Yen 

aka. the White Temple on the Hill

Beautiful views that overlook the entire city.

Just lots of stairs. You have been warned. But views, guys. Views.

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Thom’s Elephant Camp

Look at this little (big) cutie. 

You can feed her for a donation of 20 Baht.

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Also, most importantly: Thom’s is very ethical & takes great care of the elephants.

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Pai Walking Street

End your day by hitting up the walking street for shopping, eating & people watching. 

& please for me, buy all the corn you can…

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Take Away Tips:

  • Plan how to get to Pai with my guide here  –> How To Get To Pai
  • Detailed Pai Thailand Map to help you make your way around!

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  • Also, recommended to visit is Pai Circus School, Edible Jazz Cafe, & hanging out by the river.

I hope my Pai travel guide helps you out when you plan your trip to Pai! As always, subscribe to my email list to get the fun & tips for Pai.



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