The Essential
Pai stands along the road leading from Chiang Mai to the Burmese border to the north. Attractive landscapes comprising teak forest, terraced rice fields, and even hot springs (Tha Pai) will accompany you on your journey to this small town populated by mountain people, Muslim Chinese and Thais. The atmosphere in Pai is laid back and enlivened by its bustling market. Despite the grip that tourism has taken on the town, it remains a pleasant base from which to discover the surrounding countryside.