Pai Attractions , As I have previously mentioned, Pai and its surroundings have few attractions, and the area is mainly a chill-out tourist destination with a calm, pleasant atmosphere. Of the very few attractions in Pai – some are good while others are a complete waste of time.
The local Pai attractions I recommend include the walking street, the canyon and high springs. I will review them in this article, along with a few other attractions that I personally find redundant, so you will have additional information to consider.
Pai Pai attractions and its nearby surrounding
Pai’s Walking Street
The town of Pai features one of the best Walking Streets in Thailand. This colorful, bubbly place abounds with food stalls of all sorts, high quality coffee shops, pubs playing live music, various shops, massage and tattoo parlors and more.
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My opinion: Pai Walking Streets A colorful, fun place to visit; if you ask me – this is one of the best Walking Streets you’ll find in Thailand.
♥ Pai Walking Streets is included in Tiptop Travel luxury tour plans in northern Thailand (we make sure our travelers enjoy their evenings as well)
One of the few great attractions in Pai is the Pai canyon– an area of a distinct geographical form, which is very impressive. I highly recommend visiting the place before the sun goes down, to watch its unique beauty and the spectacular sunsets there.
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My opinion: Pai canyon impressive and highly recommended to visit before sunset.
♥ The Pai canyon is included in Tiptop Travel luxury tour plans in northern Thailand
Phra That Mae Yen Temple:
A small temple on a hill, some 2 km from the town of Pai. Nearly 4,000 stairs lead up to the temple but fear not – you can travel up there by driving as well. The temple itself has little to offer visitors – some small structures, a few chedis, a small market at the entrance and one café, perhaps two. What’s more interesting than the temple itself is the lovely overview from its location on the entire valley and the town of Pai. On a nearby hill, a giant, white Buddha statue was built, and many actually choose to visit there rather than in the temple.
♦ An extended Phra That Mae Yen Temple review including a clip and pictures of the temple will be posted to the site soon.
My opinion: Phra That Mae Yen Temple, a short visit there to overlook the area will do.
♥ The Phra That Mae Yen Temple may be included in Tiptop Travel luxury tour plans in northern Thailand
The Chinese village of Santich :
Baan Santichon – Yunnan Cultural Village is hardly an authentic site, but a commercial tourist spot, some 5 km away of Pai. The place mostly features shops that sell tea to tourists (by the way, ‘White Tea’ means decaf) and an artificial, and over-decorated setting (designed in a 60’s Hollywood style). You can ride a donkey or a pony here, buy some tea, eat Yunnan-Style Chinese food – so to sum it up, we’re talking about an artificial, organized tourist spot.
My opinion: The Chinese village of Santich a nice, yet artificial and redundant setting
The Memorial Bridge :
You’ll need a wild imagination or a weird sense of humor to call this place an attraction. It’s a completely boring iron bridge, and to top it all – it has no ‘memorial’ value! The Japanese may have settled there during World War 2 but the bridge has nothing to do with that! It’s just an iron bridge that was built after the war by the Thai government, and at a later stage, a wider concrete bridge was built by its side (behold the picture to see both). The iron bridge simply remained as is and has no function or use.
My opinion: The Memorial Bridge a pointless, boring place. You are better off doing Yoga or origami than visiting here.