A small trip to Pai, in Northern Thailand
Pai is a wonderful place in Thailand and it was my first time there. We didn’t have much time but I spend an enjoyable time and would like to go back one day.
Have a look on a map. It’s about 130 km from Chiangmai but the road between ChiangMai and Pai is not easy. In the mountain, narrow, it takes about 3 hours. We went by both ways, from Mae Hong Son to Pai, and then, Pai to Chiangmai.
How was Pai?
Fantastic. You feel in between Chiangmai, Vang Vieng (Laos), Yangshuo (China). I mean it is small. But you have Mexican restaurants, a lot of guesthouses, it attracts backpackers and all kinds of people.
The market is beautiful and quite large at night. It is nothing like Pattaya, Hua Hin or Phuket. It is very special.
The most interesting activity seems to be rafting between Pai and Mae Hong Son, which take 2 days.
The scenery is awesome, guesthouses are cheap. Food is good.
Some of our pictures are here: