Pai, a quiet, mild, and delicate small town in Thailand, which was once an ambitious destination for the most ardent explorers and travelers, has become a popular destination for even the most laid-back backpackers. Pai is a small town located just 119 km or 74 miles away from the famous town of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The journey to Pai has its perks, embellished with lush green mountains, fascinating gorges, and cheerful-quirky cafes; Pai takes you beyond your mundane existence and into the pristine arms of nature for an aesthetic experience. The Pai is a place filled with sublime experiences and shall always be at the top of the list for both the novice and the experienced travelers.
To-Do-List for Your Pai Days:
A View of Pai Canyon or Kong Long: Formed over thousands of years by erosion and stripping away of rocks, Pai Canyon or Kong Long is Thailand’s answer to the Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA). With its 30-meter drop, a narrow serpentine path, and the tranquil whisper of the wind, it is a place that makes even the hard-core traveler’s heart beat faster and is a visual delight, to say the least.
Jungle Trekking: Pai is located high up in the mountains which make it a desirable trekking spot but Pai’s treks have more to offer than just a climber’s fulfilment. The jungle treks of the Pai are not just a mere nomadic exploration, but rather offers you an insight into the lives and times of the fiercely independent and ethnic tribal population who live around the Pai, mainly the Karen, the Lahu, and the Lisu. Such intimate proximity to man’s natural habitat is an enticing and formidable experience that most hard-core travellers and explorers crave.
Visit the Cheerful and Quirky Pai Cafes: Pai is not just mountains and hills. You will be amazed by Pai’s cultural diversity and its propensity to host travellers from all over the world. The Pai’s upbeat and quirky cafes have become a one-stop shop for a diverse cultural experience.
With its location, tribal and cultural diversity, traveller-friendly climate, elephant sanctuaries, and fascinating natural spectacles, Pai has much to offer its visitors that screams epic adventure and is a must-visit for all travel enthusiasts.
Mo Paeng waterfall Pic courtesy: Pai, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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