Pai Tourist Attractions:
One of the most enchanting districts of Mae Hong Son province. It can attract lots of tourists to go and visit in every single year. In each year there will be a lot of tourists who are enamored with its charm and beauty flowing continuously to visit all the year.
Huai Nam Dung:
40 km. away from Pai district. It is one of the places that is full of fog, situated at Moo 7 Wiang nua sub district borders to Mae Tang district in Chiang Mai province. The tourists can take a trip to visit in every season, especially in cold season at the beginning of the cold wind blows. It will be ready to provide you with varieties of the blooming winter flowers that seem to welcome all the tourists who go to visit them. The tourists can stay overnight to wait and see the beautiful morning fog on the next day by using of the rest-house service that provided to welcome all of you. For the interested tourists can ask for more information’s and details at Huey Num Dung National Park office Tel. 053-248491. In some period of time the rest-house can be fully book, therefore there is another way for the tourists to visit to Huey Num Dung by choosing to stay overnight in Pai and take a trip to see the morning fog in the next morning.
Huai Jog Luang:
It is one of the Pai district natural conservative places which is worth seeing and visiting. It was situated in Mae Hee sub district in Mae Ya area 43 km. far from Pai district. It is on the high hill with beautiful complicated mountain ranges. There are various plantations of winter flowers that blossom every year in cold. Hence, the most appropriate time and worth visiting is in cold season.
Mae Yen Waterfall:
The waterfall that hide itself about 7 km. from Pai district. It is considered as the most beautiful waterfall in Pai district, besides, it is still another choice of the tourists who love tracking and looking around the nature before arriving at the waterfall. It is 3 stages waterfall and each of the stage has its different beauty that is worth wasting much of your time in travelling to go and back for visiting (about 3-5 hrs.)
Mor Pang Waterfall:
3 stages waterfall, full of beauty, its beauty is not less than other waterfalls. Located approximately 8 km. away from the district. The beauty of the waterfall is the pieces of stones that are around to underlay the flowing water. Moreover, the environment around is full of big and small trees to make the place feels calm and more peaceful also it is suitable for relaxing privately. Besides, the area nearby has some Lahu hill tribe villages for visiting and learning of their culture and life styles.
Tha Pai Hot Spring (Pong Nam Ron Tha Pai):
Along the high way no.1095 Pai-Mae Malai, Huai Hee sub district separates from the high way at the km.87-88 and drive more 2 km. further then keep walking along the hot stream about 300 m. The tourists will find a beautiful nature of Pong Nam Ron Tha Pai hot spring. It is the natural hot spring spouting up to the surface with 80 ̊C, full of hot steam and smoke all over around the area. Some spaces along the way will be pools for the tourists to soak your selves for relaxing. Together with all the shade of the big and small trees that make the area feels cool and peaceful, it is considered as one of the places that is worth seeing and visiting. Moreover than all of saying, the tourists can pitch the tents in order to stay overnight to be able to admire the beautiful nature all night there.
Sai Ngam Hot Spring:
The Sai Ngam Hot Springs, located in Mae Na Toeng Subdistrict about 15 kilometers from Pai, along Highway No. 1095 towards Mae Hong Son. After driving for 10 kilometer you’ll see a sign where you take a right. Pay the entrance fee at the gate and continue driving for almost 5 kilometers on a winding road with steep hills before reaching the Sai Ngam Hot Springs. The Sai Ngam Hot Springs has three large pools where visitors can soak in, the most popular is the large pool at the top. The water temperature is 34 ° C, the water is shallow and clear, surrounded by lush green forests. There are changing rooms and toilets, as well as food and drink stalls where you can buy snacks or drinks.
Muang Pang Hot Spring:
It is one of the most beautiful hot springs in Pai district. Located in Baan Muang Pang area, 28 km. away from Pai district. It is a big hot spring with 95 ˚C. It flows down beautifully from higher to lower along the big and small hill rocks including a nice and beautiful view around the area. The tourists can admire fully with its charm and beauty.
Kong Lan (Pai Canyon):
The amazing beauty valleys that created by the nature. It now becomes the popular place among the tourists who like to find the new interesting places. With the character of the earth that was eroded until it appears a deep wide big hole, it is altogether about 5 rai (Thai measure). The tourists can make a visit all year round by using the high way no. 1095 Mae Malai – Pai which is 7 km. away from the district and have to continue walking about 200 m.
Memorial Bridge built in the Second World War while Japan still has a lot of strength in Thailand. There is an objective to use Thailand to be the route to transport troops and arms into Myanmar, which is the same as Kwae River Bridge. In the past this bridge has been used by the people until the present time the standard bridge has been built to replace. However, when the bridge is worn-out, it then becomes the place for most of the tourists to come to take a photograph to keep for memory when visiting Pai district. Nowadays, it is regrettable since the bridge is too ruined to people to use again.
Pai Walking Street:
Every night Pai district will be blocked for walking street to let people to put their stalls to sell all the souvenirs from Pai which include ornaments, several of vegetations and fruits. Pai Walking Street starts from a small stall of souvenirs of the people in Pai district and also local products and other hill tribe handicrafts which most of the stalls lay down on the ground and using the street light. Occasionally, the light depends on candle light, there are not too many shops and stalls line up along both sides of the street together with the long candle light shining along the road, it is really comfortable atmosphere which make the tourists who want to release their emotion feel indulgent, and enjoyable. The attractive atmosphere makes Pai Walking Street becomes much more famous.
Nam Hoo Temple:
Located in Wiang Tai sub district 3 km far from Pai district. It is the place to position Pra Aun Muang (Aun Muang Buddha). It was made of bronze 28 inch. wide and 30 inch. tall, and has a special appearance on the top of the head that can be opened and closed and also there is some water absorbs all the time. There is not any clear evidence of when it was built but it has been believed that it was built in the reign of Phra Narasuan the Great to give to his sister Phra Supan Kalaya. The temple is opened daily for the tourists to go to worship.
Phra That Mae Yen Temple:
It was located on the high hill of Mae Yen village in Huai Hee sub district. On the top of the hill the tourists can look around and enjoy your selves with the nice landscape throughout of Pai city. Especially, when nearly the time of sun sets the beautiful sun light spreads over the horizon which has the complicated mountain ranges background, it is really the most beautiful impressive picture that make you cannot be forgot.
Situated about 4.5 km. from town it is Yunnan’s village which evacuated from China in long years ago. The tourists can see the conservative cultures and traditions of them such as the language, dressing, and specially the Yunnan foods that are admired very much among the tourists. Inside the village there will be Chinese-Yunnan Centre, souvenir shops, and the good taste Chinese-Yunnan foods provided to wait for all the tourists who go to have a visit.
Yun Lai Viewpoint:
Yun Lai viewpoint is located in Santichon Village, Wiangtai Sub-district, Pai District and it is 5-kilometer far from the city. It is the viewpoint where tourists can see majestic sceneries of mountains and farms surrounding Pai City. In rainy season or winter, the tourists who visit Yun Lai Viewpoint and reach there in the morning will behold the fantastic sea of purely white mist which is impressive and memorable moment for every visitor. Yun Lai Viewpoint has many facilities provided for tourists such as accommodation, space for tenting, shops and restaurants. To visit here from Pai City, tourists need to travel to Santichon Village first and park their cars there because road from the village to this viewpoint is quite narrow and sloping. Visitors need to contact for vehicle at Santichon Village in price of 300 baht and a vehicle can contains 10 persons. Admission fees is 20 baht/ person.
Wat Luang Temple:
It is the respectable temple of Pai city. It was built for longer than 200 years approximately in the year of 2346. Inside the temple is positioned of big pagoda in Shan’s style and above the pagoda there is a very beautiful square structure with a spire. Besides, under the pagoda it is the place to position of the seven-day monks for the tourists to pay respect and worship. The temple is very convenient for the tourists to go and visit since it was located in Pai municipal area.
Khokuso Bamboo Bridge:
the bridge has approximately 1.5 meters wide and 800 meters long across through the rice field to link the Huay Khai Kiri temple and the Ban Phaem Bok village. The purpose of creating is to use as a walkway for the monks and novices on their morning alms round, and the villagers are more convenient to travel especially during the rainy season, along both sides of the bridge there are completely beautiful scenery.
Mae Ping Karen Royal Folks Art and Craft Centre:
13 km. away from Pai to Chiang Mai will be Karen Mae Ping village; the tourists can take a visit and have a look about their culture and tradition that is definitely different from town people. Anyway, now they try to promote their life styles to be equal to town people. You can observe by seeing the house style which has changed from bamboo house with typical northern banana leaf roofs to brick house with zinc roofs. Only the language, dressing and weaving cloth in the unique details are still remains for the tourists. The village has still provided you home-stay lodging for the tourists who want to stay in order to touch the original life style of Mae Ping Karen.
Doi Meang viewpoint:
Doi Meang viewpoint is located at preserved forests, Thung Yao district. Its height is 1,600 meters above sea level. Doi Meang has characteristic of tropical rain forest with high rugged mountains, covered with a variety of plants. All of natural characteristic is awaiting for conserved tourists to visit the shady and fresh environment. The featured nature and beautiful viewpoint at Doi Meang are attractive to the tourist to visit and see panorama view of Pai. The tourists can see Prunus cerasoides blooming beautifully on January. Although there are a lot of accommodations and tents, it is not enough for tourists during winter season. There should be making reservation for staying overnight, otherwise the tourists should stay at Pai. Travelling by car, take the route 1095 from Pai to Chiang Mai, then turn right to the Phaem Bok village. Heading to Doi Meang from Phaem Bok village is 7 kilometers left. Total distances from Pai to Doi Meang are about 20 kilometers; travelling time is around half an hour. Because of sharply-sloping and narrow road, four-wheel drive vehicles is recommended.
Pai District located in northeast of the province. The territory is next to the neighboring administrative area as follow the North is next to Shan State (Myanmar), the East is next to Wiang Hang district, Chiang Dow district, and Mae Tang district in Chiang Mai province, the South is next to Samueng district, and Kalayaniwatana district in Chiang Mai province, the West is next to Mae Hong Son Muang district and Pang Ma Pha district. The topography is a flat valley pan which embraced by the mountains and 111km. away from Mae Hong Son Muang district. The climate: there are 3 seasons summer from March-May, the rainy season begins from June-October, and cold season begins from November-February the average temperature for the whole year is 25 ̊C. The total area is 2,244.700 square km. and the total population is 38,813 persons (2020) which consist of Native people, Shan, Karen, Hmong, Lisu, and Lahu. Most of the people earn their living in agriculture since there is quite a lot of plain area which is suitable to do rice fields besides they still grow other fruits and vegetables e.g. beans, onions-garlic, and livestock. Pai district has been divided the administrative area into 7 sub districts namely: Wiang Tai sub district, Wiang Nuea sub district, Mae Na Toeng sub district, Mae Hi sub district, Thung Yao sub district, Muang Paeng sub district, Pong Sa sub district, and there are altogether 66 villages.