A Thai Mountain Town
Mist soaked mornings and golden afternoons capture the beauty of the Northern Thai landscape. Pai, encompassed by both a relentless span of mountains and never ending sea of green, epitomizes all the area has to offer in both scenery and culture. Locals and travelers alike warn against Pai’s rise in popularity and party scene but the town itself is diverse and attracts a wide array of interests. For the health oriented, Pai’s organic cafe’s, waterfalls, music and art make it an enriching destination. For the remote workers, Pai offers all the comforts of the west with unparalleled views at an unbeatable price.
Location: 50 miles north of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand’s Mae Hong Son Province.
Coordinates: 19°21′32″N 98°26′12″E
Mornings in Pai are quiet. A thick fog smoothers the town and slowly fades from the mountainous surroundings as the sun rises higher in the sky.
What to Do
Hike to the Hau Chang Waterfall
Explore Tham Lod Cave
See the White Buddha
Visit the Moon Village
Take a dip in the hot springs
Get homemade italian bread at Natural Mystic
Drink coffee at Cafecito
Eat breakfast or dinner at Om Cafe
Try the chef board at Rivere Siam
Rent a scooter and drive to Mae Hong Son
Eat veggies and spring rolls at the night market
Wake up early and go for a walk