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17 EPIC Things to Do in Pai, Thailand [2023 Guide]

Pai Canyon

From the famous Pai Canyon to the hot springs and funky cafes, here is our list of 17 of the absolute best things to do in Pai, Thailand.

Arguably one of the best places in Northern Thailand, the hippy enclave of Pai has been drawing backpackers and alternative types for years.

Located 135km from the city of Chiang Mai, at the end of a twisting road with 762 curves, this gorgeous and quaint little village is the kind of place you show up for a day and stay for, well forever.

There are natural hot springs, waterfalls, markets, plenty of backpacker hostels, and more. It is easily reachable from Chiang Mai, which is a popular spot to visit in northern Thailand.

While Pai is well and truly located on the beaten path now, that doesn’t mean that you should skip this incredible place that has a reputation for being like a “Thai island in the mountains”.

The Best Things to Do in Pai, Thailand

We have spent over a month in Pai, spread out over a couple of years.

When we first checked it out it was when we were riding the Mae Hong Son Loop, one of the best motorbike circuits in Southeast Asia.

We kept coming back again and again and recently spent another week chilling in our favourite place in northern Thailand.

There are dozens of incredible activities in Pai, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to these ultimate activities.

From what to do, where to go, and even where to stay, here’s our list of the absolute best things to do in Pai, Thailand.

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1) Explore Pai Canyon

Known as Thailand’s answer to the Grand Canyon (a very ambitious claim), Pai Canyon covers a large area that offers some brilliant views and fun hikes.

If you are feeling very active you can scramble all the way down and spend hours climbing and getting lost in nature.

It’s a bit of an adventurer’s playground too because some of the paths are quite skinny and sketchy, so make sure you wear good shoes if you are planning on exploring Pai Canyon properly.

A favourite pastime is enjoying the sunset with a beer in hand, watching the sky change to an astonishing array of colours.

You won’t be alone for sunset, but that just adds to the awesome atmosphere!

Get there to Pai Canyon by riding your scooter out of town back towards Chiang Mai.

Hanging out for sunset at Pai Canyon!

2) Wander Pai’s Walking Street Night Market

Every night the main street of Pai fills up with street food vendors and market stalls selling…

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