Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen), Pai

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Mae Hong Son Province
Climb, bike, or drive up to Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen), an old temple of unknown origin looking out on mountains, valleys, and rice fields. If trekking up the 353 steps doesn't appeal, take the road to the hilltop by bicycle or car. The temple complex includes two buildings as well as a few diminutive golden chedis. A graceful white Buddha greets you, along with some smaller, colorful statues. Pack water and a hat if you're opting to hike or cycle. Make Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) part of your personalized Pai itinerary using our Pai trip itinerary planner.
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  • I heard featured in Sunset when the motorbike was introduced here. It is recommended to go with 125 cc bikes if you go by bike 50 cc motorcycle Hill climb is hard, so hopefully. It is also also go walking is painful. Views from the top are clean is just a hill. That is because it stretches in the direction the sun set views, backlit and is unsuitable for photography.
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  • Easy to get to by bike or scooter. There are a few steps to climb and then you get to the sitting buddha looking out over the valley. On a clear day would be great, but as usual the smoke haze and hea...  more »
  • Give yourself plenty of time to walk up the stairs (10 minutes) to be at the top for sunset. Many tour groups bring people here as the last stop so can be a little overcrowded. As it is a temple you m...  more »
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  • Big free car park. Lots of places to eat. The statue is very impressive. Expect a lot of people here for sunset
  • Huge white Buddha sitting on top of 295 steps staircase. But the more impressive view is of Pai and the valley if you go early morning, the clouds/fog of the morning will be still visible beneath to disappear gradually in front of your eyes. Very nice view where you can also take very good pictures.
  • Big white Buddha temple. Pls carry a bottle of water if you want to go to the top. During this hot weather, it’s really tough.
  • nice sceneric temple, cool & peaceful. You can do meditation in front of big white Buddha statue on the hill.
  • The white Buddha was under construction... And the temple just burned out. Ok, not their fault but still ruined a bit the experience. View is nice though.
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