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 some interesting activities.
Additionally, you can experience a bustling nightlife accompanied by pool & cocktail bars, and one of the most vibrant night markets in South-Eastern Asia!
กองแลน (Pai Canyon)
Pai Canyon, also known as Kong Lan, is a monumental land site. It promises adventure for explorers in Northern Thailand, and is located 8km from Pai city centre. Many visitors flock to see the stunning sunset over the expanding landscape, which offers a beautiful view of the cut cliffs and lush greenery.
Remember to bring comfortable shoes with a good grip, especially if you’re anticipating a hike away from the common track.
It’s a trip worth the visit. There’s free entrance and a a bunch of small restaurants for drinks and snacks. Don’t forget to carry a bottle of water and prepare to take amazing photos!
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. It provides an exciting getaway for spontaneous skinny-dipping and a warm swim in the surrounding pool.
The waterfall is absolutely breathtaking during the rainy seasons- the best time to visit the falls. The drier season also offers a worthwhile attraction.
With nothing but a towel, this is a great way for you to while away the afternoon from the crowded city.
Boon Ko Ku So Bridge
The Boon Ko Ku So Bridge is better known as the longest bamboo bridge. It’s 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 it is during the cool morning hours before the sun gets too hot. For only 30 Baht as the entrance fee, this is definitely a great way to start the day!
ถนนคนเดินปาย (Pai Walking Street)
Pai Night Market/Walking Street is the epitome of the city. It contributes to the liveliness of the main walking street, which is strategically located in the city 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 aromas of Mango Sticky Rice, Pad Thai, Coconut Curry, local Pizza, and other small eateries. It unquestionably makes it the most popular go-to spot for evening snacks and meals.
Pai Walking Street also has clothes stalls with very affordable options. There are multiple bars on every corner to cater to your nights out. And with such a wide range of goods to offer, it brings a great finish to an adventurous day!
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.