Are you visiting Northern Thailand and looking to get the most activities done in a day? Whether you’re a ‘small-towner’ or an adrenaline addict, Pai city offers you the chance to explore both interests with engaging activities.
You can also experience a bustling nightlife with pool & cocktail bars and one of the most vibrant night markets in South-Eastern Asia! Below are a few enjoyable places to explore in Pai.
กองแลน (Pai Canyon)
Pai Canyon, also known as Kong Lan, is a monumental land site. It promises adventure for explorers in Northern Thailand and is located 8km from Pai city center. Many visitors flock to see the stunning sunset over the expanding landscape, which offers a beautiful view of the cut cliffs and lush greenery.
Remember to bring comfortable shoes with a good grip, especially if you’re anticipating a hike away from the familiar track.
There is an entrance free of charge and a bunch of small restaurants that sell refreshments. Don’t forget to carry a bottle of water and prepare to take amazing photos!
น้ำตกแพมบก (Pam Bok Waterfall)
A 20-minute drive from Pai city, Pam Bok Waterfall is a modest water cascade flanked by two gorges. It provides an exciting getaway for spontaneous skinny-dipping and a warm swim in the surrounding pool.
The waterfall is breathtaking during the rainy seasons, which is the best time to visit the falls. The drier season also offers a worthwhile attraction.
With nothing but a towel, this is an excellent way to spend the afternoon away from the crowded city.
Boon Ko Ku So Bridge
The Boon Ko Ku So Bridge is better known as the longest bamboo bridge. It’s a beautiful walkway straddling across growing ricefields. It stretches over 800 meters, leading to a small temple at the edge of its runway. Along the way, it provides a great view of the surrounding greenery, making it a lovely retreat for nature lovers.
The best time to visit it is during the cool morning hours before the sun gets too hot. For only 30 Baht as the entrance fee, this is a great way to start the day!
ถนนคนเดินปาย (Pai Walking Street)
Pai Night Market/Walking Street is the epitome of the city. It contributes to the main walking street’s liveliness, which is strategically located in the city center.
From 6:00 pm every day, it turns into a haven for food lovers, providing stalls of local foods and Western dishes. The street is heavily scented with the lovely aromas of Mango Sticky Rice, Pad Thai, Coconut Curry, local Pizza, and other small eateries. This easily makes it the most popular go-to spot for evening snacks and meals.
Pai Walking Street also has clothes stalls with affordable options. There are multiple bars on every corner to cater to your nights out. And with such a wide range of goods to offer, it brings an excellent finish to an adventurous day!
Sounds like a great way to spend your day in Pai? Go ahead and start planning a trip to one of the most memorable towns in Northern Thailand! Don’t forget to record your best moments and invite your friends to create cherishable moments.