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Pai Canyon, Pai

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Thin, red ridges with sheer drops on either side create the steep, forest-filled valleys of Pai Canyon. Climb the steps to the viewing platform to enjoy sweeping views. You can head further down the valley following the path of the ridge, but the poorly maintained track follows a precarious route, so be extra careful if you decide to hike. Because it lacks shade, the path is best tackled in the morning or afternoon. To visit Pai Canyon and get the most from your holiday in Pai, create itinerary details personal to you using our Pai vacation route planner.
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  • Worth to visit. The grand canyon to the small. Be careful with children because the area is dangerous for walking.
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  • Bit of fun but really perilous and dangerous. Note to self : flip flops are not appropriate footwear!!!!! If you don't like heights you will hate this landmark. Other than this, worth a visit, spectac...  more »
  • You can get a beautiful view. It costs nothing and is not far to walk, it speaks so don't mind, just to visit.
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  • A safe way up the stairs, on the first viewpoint there are pagodas to rest, but there is much trash from the tourist, no one seems to clean up. If you go further the canyon, there are no signs or anything, you're on your own and it can be slippery and steep even when it's dry, but the view is amazing! At the bottom there are toilets and shops.
  • Nice view however as expected lots of people during sunset. Worth a visit to snap some shots. Probably really peaceful during the day with less people. Drinks sold at the bottom near car park.
  • Nice views. Skip the sunset trip. Go early and allow a few hours for exploring. Get adventurous and get off the beaten path.
  • Worth checking out. A short stair case to get to the photo area. Small hikes possible from there. The place does offer some decent views. Some souveneer shops in the parking lot.
  • Beautiful spot - highly recommend for sunset! Set aside a good hour or two to explore the canyon before sunset! Free entry

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Where to stay in Pai

With tourism now the number-one industry in the area, you shouldn't have any trouble finding accommodations in Pai. In fact, on a walk through the village center you'll be hard-pressed to find a street that doesn't have several hotels or guesthouses. The village's popularity among backpackers means you can choose from a range of hostels and budget guesthouses. Luxury accommodations are more limited, although with a host of excellent mid-range options you can stay in comfort without spending big bucks. When Pai is at its busiest, between November and March, try something on the fringes of the village for a quieter, more peaceful holiday.
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