A Full Day Exploring the City of Pai: Canyons, Falls & Food

Are you visiting Northern Thailand and looking to get the most activities done in a day? Whether you’re a ‘small-towner’ or an adrenaline addict, Pai city offers you the chance to explore both sides with these popular activities. In addition, you’ll get to experience a bustling nightlife accompanied by pool & cocktail bars, with the most vibrant of night markets!

กองแลน (Pai Canyon)

Pai Canyon, also known as Kong Lan, is a monumental land site and a promising adventure for aspiring explorers in Northern Thailand. Located 8km from Pai city centre, many visitors flock to see the stunning sunset over the expanding landscape, offering a beautiful view of the cut cliffs and lush greenery. It’s best to bring comfortable shoes with a good grip, especially if one is anticipating continuing along the trail and taking a hike away from the common track. This is a trip worth the visit, free of entrance and providing small restaurants for snacks and drinks at the entrance. Don’t forget to carry a bottle of water and prepare to take amazing photos!

Pai Canyon

น้ำตกแพมบก (Pam Bok Waterfall)

Only a 20-minute drive from the city of Pai, Pam Bok Waterfall is a modest water cascade flanked by two gorges, providing an exciting getaway for spontaneous skinny-dipping and a warm swim in the surrounding pool. It’s important to take note that the waterfall is absolutely breathtaking during the rainy seasons – making it the best time to visit the falls, yet the drier season still offers a worthwhile attraction. With nothing but a towel to bring with you, this will be a great way to while away the afternoon from the crowded city.

Pam Bok Waterfall

Boon Ko Ku So Bridge

The Boon Ko Ku So Bridge is better known as the longest bamboo bridge and is made up of a wonderful walkway straddling across growing ricefields. It stretches over 800 metres, leading to a small temple at the edge of its runway. Along the way, it provides a great view of the surrounding greenery, making it a lovely retreat for nature lovers. The best time to visit this place is during the cool morning hours before the sun becomes too hot to bear as one walks along the bridge. For only 30Baht as the entrance fee, this would definitely be a great way to start the day.

Bamboo Bridge

ถนนคนเดินปาย (Pai Walking Street)

Pai Night Market/Walking Street is the epitome of the city, as it contributes to the liveliness of the main walking street which is strategically located in the city’s centre. From 6:00 pm every day, it turns into a haven for food lovers, providing stalls of local foods as well as Western dishes. The street is heavily scented with the lovely smell of Mango Sticky Rice, Pad Thai, Coconut Curry, local Pizza, and other small eateries. This easily makes it the most popular go-to spot for evening snacks and meals. Pai Walking Street also holds stalls of different clothing at affordable prices, with multiple bars on every corner to cater to your nights out. With such a wide range of goods to offer, it makes a great end to an adventurous day.

Pai Walking Street

Sounds like a great way to spend your day in Pai? Go ahead and start planning a trip to one of the most memorable towns in Northern Thailand! Don’t forget to record your best moments and invite your friends to create cherishable moments.

Happy tripping!

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