Yoma Hotel Pai
59 Moo 6 Tambol Viengtai, Mae Hong Son, Pai, 58130, Thailand
More about Pai
Spa villa room #7
Our friend helping to cook his late night snack
Along Pai River
Central Accomm in Pai?
We would like to be centrally located to walk to restaurants. Maximum walk about 10 minutes from bus station. Nice garden setting. Shaded area outside. Covered deck attached to bungalow. Attached shower/toilet. We are going there to relax, so the accommodation and a nice yard - especially a tropical shaded area is important. Price 200B - 300B Thank you! JT
RE: Central Accomm in Pai?
Another thing to add to your criteria, is distance from the nearest yard with roosters!! Pai is lovely, but I have memories of being woken at 4am by a pack of roosters crowing!
It's very easy to find bungalows in Pai with lovely gardens. Pai is small, so nearly anywhere is probably within 10 minutes of the bus station (well, the car park where they stop).
I'm afraid I can't remember the name of the places I went, but you'll have a great time.
Make sure you get up to the public swimming pool there. It's fun to hire a tandem bike and ride around, or hire motor bikes and dine at Cafe Del Dar.
RE: RE: Central Accomm in Pai?
Thanks Sky, Yes, you're right. The rooster criteria is important. I've been in those situations before, and having become an insomniac (like my mom), we sure don't need that. I Lao, I couldn't figure out why the roosters would crow at strange hours. 11:30p.m., 1:00a.m., various times like that. The Full Moon I discovered was one reason. We can't drive motorbikes and my mom will be 91, so cycling is out of the question. We're on foot, so I don't want to walk more than 10 minutes with our backpacks. Cheers! "We've got Sticky Pai too! HA! JT
Travel Tips for Pai
Dont be wake up late !!
If you go there i advice you to wake up in the early more dont late than 5 am ( maybe too early) because you should go to morning market it's interesting there are alot of exotic things
And wait for time sunrise it's so beautiful and charm.
Me and Staurt rented out motorbikes from aYa Service in Pai for 120b including insurance. This is the best way to get around and visit other areas around Pai. We went to the hot spings, the temple on the hill, soem waterfalls and then got incredibly lost twice, but that was the best part. We rode past Pai airport which was just a strip of grass wiht some cows wandering around. We tried to find some other hot springs but got lost, chose to explore a farm track and then turned back in fear of turning up at some druglords mansion in Burma or something! We also ended up in a small village and ended up going up and down literally every road there. Stuart decided to ask the oldest man in the village for directions. Before we knew it there was a small gathering around us all trying to decipher what we were saying. It was so funny when we went past people again and they just looked at us in such away, like ' oh dear, silly tourists, haha'.
Offering food for monk in early morning
As Buddhism way, offering food to monks for their breakfast is actual life that people here do. You will see simple life in this town when you try to wake up a little bit earlier than normal.
Make your alarm clock for about 06.30 a.m. and come to the main road of Pai town. You can feel another kind of peaceful and good fresh weather.
Did you ever want to live temporary in a bamboo hut in a ricefield with a great view on a river?
Wanted to walk on an India Jones bridge and cross the middle of nowhere with your scooter to see a hotspring?
Try Pai, a cute little village in the north of Thailand!
More information and pictures will follow later.
Wednesday 21st July 2004
Woke up pretty late today (9.30 ish), went to Duan House and had a very nice American breakfast thing. We walked back, lazed around awkwardly for an hour ish then went out and rented a couple of 110cc bikes – 120baht including rubbish insurance.
We went off in search of a temple on a hill, which we found had 352 steps leading up to it. At the top were 3 Wats – one with a mural of an interesting/horrific massacre – how peaceful. Were about to leave when we saw a guy at the top of the steps by our shoes just breaking his neck it seemed. He was stretching his arm back and his face was contorted in pain. Anyway, we then went 7km to some hot springs, passing nasty looking elephant camps on the way.
The springs were pretty boring but Stuart seemed unfazed by the rotten egg, sulphur smell and enjoyed every minute of it. There was a poor monkey chained to a tree there to. Came back via some nice rice paddy fields for photos. Had chips+ pancake and then went in search of more hot springs. What an adventure! We got totally lost in a little village (oh and we visited some waterfalls and some women pounced out of a hedge trying to sell us opium). There was also a woman up there selling bananas AND opium, going ‘EH, EH!’ to us. In this village we asked the oldest man alive for directions and no one could help us. We must have ridden down every street there!
Went up a dirt track for 2km or so, quite fun, but very bumpy and wet. Came back just in case we got to some drug lords mansion on the Burma border. Came back and dozed off. Woke up with no power. We now have a few candles dotted about, given to us by the owners. Had dinner and watched GP’s a bit. Then biked, in the pouring rain, to BeBop Café/Bar place. First people there and really dull at first but then the live music kicked in and if We weren’t so knackered would have stayed longer. Left at 12.20 and went back to room for night.
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