Guest blog post alert! Check out one of our teacher alum, Kirsty Turner's, take on Pai, Thailand, where she has been living for many years.
The small town of Pai can be found nestled in the north of Thailand around a three hour drive from Chiang Mai. This is a popular place for travelers to chill out for a few days or even longer as the town is surrounded by stunning natural beauty in the form of lush mountains, flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls, hot spring, pine forests and much more. Pai has a distinctly relaxed vibe and unwinding by the river while sipping a beer or two in the evening and listening to live music are among the most popular pastimes. Here are some other great things to see and do while spending time in Pai.
Mo Paeng Waterfall
This is the most accessible of Pai’s waterfalls and is located just seven kilometres from the town. The journey can be completed easily by motorbike and takes visitors through the countryside through several tiny villages. Entry to the waterfall is free of charge and the best time to visit is during the monsoon season when the water crashes over the rocks below and creates a fine spray.
Mae Yen Waterfall
People who have a strong sense of adventure can complete a hike through the jungle to visit this impressive waterfall. The trek takes visitors across flowing streams and through the countryside and although the trail can be tricky at times the reward of seeing this remote and very pretty waterfall is more than worth it. the trail can only be completed on foot and it takes around two and a half hours each way, so it is best to start after breakfast to be sure of getting back to the town before dark.