Rent a bike for a ride...
Even though you’re not good to read map when you travel but believe me you won’t get lost in Pai. There’re less than 10 streets in the town and it runs like a circle. If you get lost you just keep riding and you’ll find your place easily unless you’re going out of the town for special trip. So, riding here is nice and good fun.
Please don’t forget to keep driving on left lane as Thailand rule.
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Temple on the Hill
Just over 2 bridges to the East is a tample on the hill. You can ride to the top but we chose to walk up the 352 steps and leave the bikes at the bottom. At the top are 3 Wats, one wiht a very interesting masacre mural! There were some funny little features about this place and the views over Pai were dramatic. We didnt stay long as it was very quite and we felt slightly awkward, but its worth a visit fro the steps and the view.
This was the first time I have been in a cave with a guide who has only a lantern to guide us. You can actually appreciate how dark it is in there and it was much better than having discreet lighting and concrete floors.
The fish cave is in a complex of beautiful gardens and there is a beautiful mountain panorama beyond the valley. There is a pool with large fish that you can feed with bread which you can buy at the park's official hut.
Explore the market
Don’t eat before or after you go to the market! The smell from all the entrails and other strange meat products is revolting! In the picture large frogs have their back legs tied so they don’t jump out – nice and fresh!!
Pai Hot Springs
If you need some time to relax for an afternoon after a trek, head to the Pai Hot Springs. Located right outside of Pai, these hotsprings are beautiful. You can feel hot water! And just relax and enjoy the rice patties and mountains.
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- Spa and Resort
The hotsprings in Pong Sak are a little more outside to north, and the more popular in the east of Pai, through the elephant ressorts, where you can rent them for 2 or 3 hours, but i didn´t try.
They usually are cooling from top to the bottom down a little, and there´s a pool mixed with cold water, so start there first....
The water is at least 38 or 45 degree, so your body just heats and heats, don´t stay too long in there!
Lod Cave is a huge cave - a really nice one: with zillions of stalagtities and stalagmites, but there are aldo underground lakes and rivers, and natural amphitheatres. it takes about 90 minutes to visit it and you go through staircases and little footpaths.
You ned your own torch to visit it, or yuo can rent one at the entrance. it also makes sense to hire a guide (100 bath) so that you can be shown all the meandres and peculiarities of the cave. Apparently at dawn and dusk you can also watch the flight of bats
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Test you balance
The canyon is on the way to the hot springs from Pai. It's a short walk to the edge and then a twisty path around the top.The picture doesn't do the drop of either side of the path justice.
Hit the road
The surrounding area of Pai is easy to navigate and you'll stumble across lots of small villages, friendly people and screnery.
Klai sen massage
I can’t believe that I’ll find a very nice place to have a massage in Pai. There is so clean and good massage in Klai Sen with such a reasonable incredible price. If you don’t try, you may regret.
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View from the temple on the hill
the temple is not that high up and the steps are very gradual but from the top you can see the whole of Pai and the surrounding mountains and plains.
The waterfalls near Pai are lovely. It is a nice walk through the forest to the falls where you can swim and cool off.
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