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

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. With our international travel planner, Pai attractions like Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • walked 40 minutes from the walking street to find out it was under construction... Big bummer but was a great sunset anyways.  more »
  • We decided to take our bikes and explore the temples in and around Pai. We arrived at the temple to find the place empty. The Buddha seems to be under repairs. No signage stating so. It's a long walk ...  more »
  • It was a fantastic time visiting this temple. I was only there for about 30 minutes but it has a great view overlooking Pai. About a 180 degree view of the area. Many stairs to climb but you must defi...  more »
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  • Very cozy place, so peaceful and besides there is stunning view at sunset and during the day. Don't forget to take off your shoes once you on top and place leave some tips for temple maintains into the safe placed near Buddha. Thank you and have a good one!
  • Went there in November 2016 and some parts were still under construction. Nice little walk up to the top. Beautiful view once you're up there. Food amd drinks sold at the bottom next to car park.
  • A Peace Wat You can view Pai landscape here, But there are some trees obstructing the landscape view, landscape view is better at YunLai viewpoint. By the way, you could drive your bike up to the top if you do not wish the climb up the stairs
  • Cool view of Pai from the top. Currently the Buddha statue is full of scaffolding now.
  • Amazing view when walking onwards to the white buddha. Cute monastery at the feet of the stairs.